Ludwig Adolph Timotheus Radlkofer

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Ludwig Adolph Timotheus Radlkofer

Ludwig Adolph Timotheus Radlkofer (1829 Munich – 1927 Munich), was a noted Bavarian taxonomist and botanist, who was a professor of botany at the University of Munich.

Radlkofer became a physician in 1854 and earned a PhD in botany at Jena the following year. He became an associate professor of botany at Munich in 1859 as well as deputy director of the botanical garden and herbarium. In 1892 he was named director of the Botanical Museum. He was made emeritus professor in 1913 and died in 1927 in the same room in which he was born.

Radlkofer's main work was on the family Sapindaceae. His collections, sent by botanists from all over the world, are housed in Munich.

The South African flower Greyia radlkoferi is named for him, as are the genera Radlkoferotoma and Radlkoferella.[1]

Among his numerous written works was "New and noteworthy Hawaiian plants", a treatise that was published in English in 1911.[2]


External links[edit]

  • IPNI List of Plants described and co-described by Radlkofer.