Richard Wettstein on Austrian 50
banknote from 1962
Richard Wettstein (30 June 1863, Vienna – 10 August 1931, Trins) was an Austrian botanist. He introduced the phylogenetic system (Wettstein system) into botany.
Wettstein studied in Vienna, where he was a disciple of
Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1831-1898). He was a professor at the University of Prague from 1892, and at the University of Vienna from 1899. He newly laid out the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna. [1 ]
In 1901 he became president of the Vienna Zoological-Botanical Society (
Zoologisch-Botanische Gesellschaft), and during the same year took part in a scientific expedition to Brazil. In 1919 he was appointed vice-president of the Vienna Academy of Sciences. During his later years (1929–30), he traveled with his son, Friedrich, to eastern and southern Africa. [2 ]
mycological genus is named in his honor. In 1905, he was co-president of the Wettsteinina International Botanical Congress, held in Vienna. [3 ]
Principal writings [ edit ]
Nolanaceae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, 1891. - Nolanaceae, [4 ] Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae.
Grundzüge der geographisch-morphologischen Methode der Pflanzensystematik, 1898 - Basics of geographical-morphological methods of plant systematics.
Botanik Und Zoologie In Österreich in den Jahren 1850 Bis 1900, 1901 - Botany and zoology in Austria in the years 1850 to 1900.
Der Neo-Lamarckismus und seine Beziehungen zum Darwinismus, 1903 - Neo-Lamarckism and its relationship to Darwinism.
Handbuch der systematischen Botanik, two volumes, 1924 - Textbook of systematic botany. [5 ]
References [ edit ]