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Theodor Rudolf Joseph Nitschke
German mycologist

Theodor Rudolf Joseph Nitschke

Theodor Rudolf Joseph Nitschke
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Intro German mycologist
A.K.A. Theodor Rudolph Joseph Nitschke, Nitschke
Was Scientist Botanist Biologist Mycologist
From Germany
Field Biology Science
Gender male
Birth 26 July 1834, Wrocław, Polish People's Republic
Death 12 December 1883, Münster, Germany (aged 49 years)
Star sign Leo
University of Wrocław
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Theodor Rudolph Joseph Nitschke (26 July 1834, Breslau – 12 December 1883, Münster) was a German botanist and mycologist.

He received his education in Breslau, obtaining his PhD in 1858. In 1860 he relocated to Münster, where in 1867 he was named professor of botany at the university, also serving as director of the botanical academy and botanical garden.

In his earlier research he was interested in angiosperms such as the genus Rosa and the species Drosera rotundifolia (common sundew), From the late 1860s, he focused on mycology, publishing significant works on the fungal class Pyrenomycetes.

The mycological genera Acanthonitschkea, Nitschkia and Nitschkiopsis are named in his honor.

Selected works

  • "Commentatio anatomico-physiologica de Droserae rotundifoliae", (1858).
  • "Pyrenomycetes germanici", (1867 to 1870).
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