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Wilhelm Lorch
German bryologist

Wilhelm Lorch

Wilhelm Lorch
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Intro German bryologist
Was Botanist Scientist Bryologist
From Germany
Field Science
Gender male
Birth 11 May 1867
Death 1954 (aged 86 years)
Star sign Taurus
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Wilhelm Lorch (11 May 1867, in Marburg – 1954, in Berlin) was a German bryologist known for his research involving the anatomy of mosses.

He studied botany in Munich, receiving his doctorate in 1894 with the thesis "Beiträge zur Anatomie und Biologie der Laubmoose". Up until 1932, he worked as a schoolteacher in Marburg and Berlin.

Selected works

  • Excursions-Flora der in der Umgebung von Marburg wildwachsenden Pflanzen (Phanerogamen und Pteridophyten), 1891 – Botanical excursions in the environs of Marburg (phanerogams and pteridophytes).
  • Beiträge zur Anatomie und Biologie der Laubmoose, 1894 – Contribution to the anatomy and biology of mosses, (dissertation).
  • Die Polytrichaceen : eine biologische Monographie, 1908 – Monograph on Polytrichaceae.
  • Die Laubmoose, 1913 – Mosses.
  • Die Torf- und Lebermoose: die Farnpflanzen (Pteridophyta), (second edition 1926); (with Guido Brause and Heinrich Andres) – Sphagnum and liverworts; Ferns (Pteridophyta).
  • Anatomie der Laubmoose, 1931 – Anatomy of mosses.
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