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Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal
German botanist

Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal

Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal
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Intro German botanist
A.K.A. Schltdl.
Was Scientist Botanist Pteridologist Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 27 November 1794, Xanten, Wesel, Düsseldorf Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia
Death 12 October 1866, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (aged 71 years)
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Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal (27 November 1794, Xanten – 12 October 1866, Halle) was a German botanist.

He studied in Berlin, in 1819 becoming curator of the Royal Herbarium. He was a professor of botany and director of the Botanical Gardens at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg from 1833 until his death in 1866.

The genus Schlechtendalia (Asteraceae), from Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, was named in his honor.

He was editor of the botanical journal Linnaea (from 1826), and with Hugo von Mohl (1805-1872), was publisher of the Botanischen Zeitung (from 1843).

He conducted important investigations of the then largely unknown flora of Mexico, carried out in conjunction with Adelbert von Chamisso (1781-1838), and based on specimens collected by Christian Julius Wilhelm Schiede (1798-1836) and Ferdinand Deppe (1794-1861).

Written works

  • Animadversiones botanicae in Ranunculaceas, Berlin 1819–1820.
  • Flora berolinensis, Berlin 1823–1824.
  • Adumbrationes plantarum, 1825–1832.
  • Flora von Deutschland, Jena 1840–1873 (with Christian Eduard Langethal and Ernst Schenk; fifth edition by Ernst Hallier 1880–1887).
  • Hortus halensis, Halle 1841–1853.
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