Jacob Georg Agardh

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Jacob Georg Agardh (1813 - 1901)

Jacob Georg Agardh (8 December 1813 in Lund, Sweden – 7 January 1901 in Lund, Sweden) was a Swedish botanist, phycologist, and taxonomist.[1]

He was the son of Carl Adolph Agardh, and from 1854 until 1879 was professor of botany at Lund University.[2][3] Agardh designed the current 1862 blueprints for the botanical garden Botaniska trädgården in Lund.[4]

In 1849, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Agardh was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1878.[5]


His principal work, Species, Genera et Ordines Algarum (4 vols., Lund, 1848–63), was a standard authority.[2]


  1. ^ Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie-Mellon University (1972). Biographical Dictionary of Botanists Represented in the Hunt Institute Portrait Collection. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co. p. 4. ISBN 0-8161-1023-9. 
  2. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg "Agardh, Karl Adolf". The American Cyclopædia. 1879. 
  3. ^ PD-icon.svg "Jacob Georg Agardh". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. 
  4. ^ Botaniska trädgården. "A Brief History of the Lund University Botanical Garden". Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Author Query for 'J.Agardh'". International Plant Names Index. 

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