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Ludwig Wittmack
Botanist (1839-1929)

Ludwig Wittmack

Ludwig Wittmack
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Intro Botanist (1839-1929)
A.K.A. Wittm.
Was Scientist Botanist
From Germany Germany Germany
Field Science
Gender male
Birth 26 September 1839, Hamburg
Death 2 February 1929, Berlin (aged 89 years)
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Carl Ludwig Max Wittmack (26 September 1839 in Hamburg – 2 February 1929 in Berlin) was a German botanist. His formal botanical author abbreviation is "Wittm."
Wittmack studied botany at the University of Jena (1864) and at the University of Berlin (1865). He received his doctorate degree in 1867 with a dissertation on the banana, Musa Ensete, from the University of Göttingen. In the same year, he worked as curator at the Agricultural Museum in Berlin, where he managed plant breeding. In 1874, he became affiliated with the University of Berlin. He was professor of Botany at the Agricultural College in Berlin (1880-1913), professor of botany at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Berlin (1880-1920), director of the Experiment Station of the Association of German Müller (1875-1905), a member of the department for seed cultivation in the German Agricultural Society (1883-1924), and Director of the Agricultural Institute (1889-91 and 1910-13). He held numerous honorary positions. Wittmack authored many botanical writings, as well as agricultural pieces. From 1887, he was editor of the magazine Gartenflora, founded in 1852 by the German botanist Eduard August von Regel. The plant genus Wittmackia Mez, since changed to Aechmea, from the family of bromeliads (Bromeliaceae) was named in his honor.

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