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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers

Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers German botanist

German botanist
Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers
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Intro German botanist
A.K.A. Walp.
Was Scientist Botanist
From Germany Germany
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 26 December 1816, Mühlhausen/Thüringen
Death 18 June 1853, Berlin (aged 36 years)
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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers (26 December 1816 in Mühlhausen – 18 June 1853 in Berlin) was a German botanist. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Walp. when citing a botanical name.
He received his education at the Universities of Greifswald and Breslau, earning his habilitation in 1848 at Berlin. He died on June 18, 1853 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The plant genus Walpersia (synonym Phyllota) is named after him.

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