Carl August Bolle (21 November 1821, Schöneberg (Berlin) – 17 February 1909) was a German naturalist and collector.
Bolle was born at
Berlin into a wealthy brewing family. He studied medicine and natural science at Berlin and Bonn. He visited the Cape Verde Islands and the Canary Islands in 1852 and 1856, and wrote Mein zweiter Beitrag zur Vogelkunde der Canarischen Inseln in 1857. [1 ]
Bolle was a founder member of the
Deutsche Ornithologen-Gesellschaft (German Ornithological Society) in 1867, succeeding Alfred Brehm as Chairman in 1884.
Bolle's Laurel Pigeon ( Columba bollii) of the Canary Islands was named after him by Frederick DuCane Godman.
He also made contributions as a botanist, especially in the field of
dendrology. His [2 ] herbarium was bequeathed to the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, although largely destroyed during World War II (1943). The plant genus [3 ] (family Bollea Orchidaceae) is named in his honor. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ German Research Foundation (DFG) Mein zweiter Beitrag zur Vogelkunde der canarischen Inseln
^ Fakultät für Biologie und PsychologieAlbrecht-von-Haller-Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften Department of Systematic Botany
^ JSTOR Global Plants (biography)
^ CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms by Umberto Quattrocchi
^ "Author Query for 'Bolle'". International Plant Names Index.
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