Clas Bjerkander

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Clas Bjerkander (23 September 1735, Skara – 1 August 1795) was a Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist.

A Lutheran pastor, Bjerkander studied at the University of Uppsala.

With Anders Dahl he wrote Svenska Topographiska Sällskapet i Skara ("Schwedische topographische Gesellschaft zu Skara") and, as sole author several short scientific papers on Microlepidoptera.

Taxa named for him are

  • Pyralis bjerkandriana (Mehlmotte)
  • Bjerkandera adusta (Willd. ex Fr.) P. Karst.

In 1778, Bjerkander was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

References[edit]

  • Heinrich Dörfelt, Heike Heklau: Die Geschichte der Mykologie. 1998

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