Carl Moritz Gottsche

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Carl Moritz Gottsche (3 July 1808 – 28 September 1892) was a German physician and bryologist born in Altona. He was the father of geologist Carl Christian Gottsche (1859-1909).

Grave marker of Gottsche at Friedhof Norderreihe Hamburg-Altona

Gottsche was a leading authority of Hepaticae. With Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858) and Johann Bernhard Wilhelm Lindenberg (1781-1851), he was author of Synopsis Hepaticarum (1844-47), which was a landmark work in the field of hepaticology.

In 1881 he received an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the University of Kiel.[1]

The botanical genus Gottschea in the family Schistochilaceae is named after him.

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