Gualterio Looser

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Gualterio Looser with goddaughter

Gualterio Looser Schallemberg (September 4, 1898, Santiago – July 22, 1982) was a Chilean botanist and engineer of Swiss parentage.[1] He owned a factory that made agricultural implements.

In 1928 Looser joined the American Fern Society, and started to publish papers on the pteridophytes of Chile.[2] His herbarium containing ca. 8000 specimens was given to Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève.

Some taxa described by G Looser[edit]


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  2. ^ Marticorena C. 1984. Gaulterio Looser (1898.1982) Am. Fern J. 74,
  3. ^ IPNI.  Looser.