Martin Martens (December 8, 1797 – February 8, 1863) was a Belgian botanist and chemist born in Maastricht, Netherlands.
He studied medicine in Liege, afterwards serving as a physician in Maastricht from 1823 to 1835. From 1835 to 1863 he was a professor of chemistry at the Catholic University of Louvain.
With Henri Guillaume Galeotti (1814-1858), he was the binomial author of many botanical species. In 1842, with Galeotti, he published an important treatise on ferns of Mexico titled Memoire sur les Fougères du Mexique, et considérations sur la géographie botanique de cette contrée. With Galeotti, he was also co-author of works on the botanical families Gesneriaceae and Solanaceae.
The mycological genera Martensiomyces and Martensella are named in his honor, the latter genus being circumscribed by Henri Eugène Lucien Gaëtan Coemans (1825–1871).
- ^ a b Biodiversity Heritage Library Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
- ^ IPNI List of plants described and co-described by Martens
- ^ Google Books Mémoire Sur Les Fougères Du Mexique Et Considérations Sur la Géographie Botanique de Cette Contrée
- ^ WorldCat Identities (publications)
- ^ "Author Query for 'M.Martens'". International Plant Names Index.