Gerhard August Honckeny

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The sand-dwelling plant Honckenya is named after Honckeny.

Gerhard August Honckeny (also spelt Honkeny) (1724–1805) was a German botanist, and an Amtmann near Prenzlau.[1] He is best known for his Synopsis Plantarum Germaniæ, and is referred to by the standard abbreviation Honck. in botanical works.[2] He is commemorated in the genus name Honckenya.[3]


  1. ^ Paul Ascherson & Paul Graebner (1898–1899). Flora des Nordostdeutschen Flachlandes (ausser Ostpreussen) [Flora of the north-east German lowlands, (excluding East Prussia)] (PDF) (in German). Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger. p. 308. 
  2. ^ D. J. Mabberley (1997). The Plant Book: a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521414210. 
  3. ^ Le Roy Abrams & Roxana Stinchfield Ferris (1923). Polygonaceae to Krameriaceae, buckwheats to kramerias. An Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States. 2. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804700047.