Ferdinand Albin Pax

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Fountain dedicated to Ferdinand Pax in the Botanical Garden of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ferdinand Albin Pax (26 July 1858 – 1 March 1942) a German botanist and entomologist specializing in Lepidoptera, Diptera, and spermatophytes. He described several species.

Pax was born 26 July 1858 in Dvůr Králové nad Labem, in what was then known as Bohemia. He became a professor of botany and zoology at the University of Wrocław, and died on 1 March 1942 in Wroclaw,[1] which at the time was part of Prussia.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Pax, Ferdinand Albin. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Amaryllidaceae (in Latin and German). pp. 318–337., in Engler (1890)
  • Pax, Ferdinand. Amaryllidaceae. pp. 97–124., in Engler & Prantl (1888)


Plant taxa that cite Pax include:[citation needed]

Acalypha, Acidoton, Adenochlaena, Annesijoa novoguineensis, Argomuellera, Blachia, Cephalocrotonopsis, Chonocentrum, Cladogynos orientalis, Cleistanthus, Conceveiba, Crotonogynopsis, Deuteromallotus, Discoclaoxylon, Emblingiaceae, Erythrococca, Haematostemon, Hippeastrum,[2] Jatropha, Lingelsheimia, Mareyopsis, Mildbraedia, Monadenium, Necepsia, Neoscortechinia, Neotrewia cumingii, Octospermum pleiogynum, Pachystylidium hirsutum, Petalodiscus, Plukenetia, Pseudagrostistachys, Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia, Ptychopyxis, Romanoa, Sphaerostylis, Tetraplandra, Thecacoris, Zimmermannia

Animal taxa described by Pax include Parnassius apollo L. ssp. sztrecsnoensis Pax, 1915.


  1. ^ Mularczyk Magdalena: Prof. Ferdinand Pax (1858-1942), in: "Przyroda Górnego Śląska" nr 5/96 autumn, p. 12-13 (in polish)
  2. ^ Pax 1890.
  3. ^ IPNI.  Pax.


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