|Intro||German mycologist and lichenologist (1851–1925)|
|Was||Biologist Botanist Scientist Lichenologist Mycologist|
|Birth||1 November 1851, Kalisz Pomorski|
|Death||26 February 1925, Marienwerder, Brandenburg (aged 73 years)|
Paul Sydow (1 November 1851 in Kallies – 26 February 1925 in Sophienstädt near Ruhlsdorf) was a German mycologist and lichenologist, father of Hans Sydow (1879–1946).
He worked as a schoolmaster in Berlin. With his son, Hans, he authored works involving descriptions of new species of ascomycetes, rusts and smuts.
- Paul Sydow: Die Flechten Deutschlands : Anleitung zur Kenntnis und Bestimmung der deutschen Flechten, 1887.
- Paul and Hans Sydow: Monographia Uredinearum : seu specierum omnium ad hunc usque diem cognitarum descriptio et adumbratio systematica, 1904–1924.
- Gustav Lindau and Paul Sydow: Thesaurus literaturae mycologicae et lichenologicae. (1908–1917, 5 volumes).
He also made contributions to Volume 16 of Pier Andrea Saccardo's Sylloge fungorum omnium hucusque cognitorum.