Herold Georg Wilhelm Johannes Schweickerdt

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Herold Georg Wilhelm Johannes Schweickerdt
Born (1903-02-29)29 February 1903
Schmie, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died 21 February 1977(1977-02-21) (aged 73)
Pretoria, South Africa
Nationality German
Fields Botany
Biology
Author abbrev. (botany) Schweick.

Herold Georg Wilhelm Johannes Schweickerdt (29 February 1903, Schmie, Baden-Württemberg – 21 February 1977, Pretoria) was a German botanist.

In 1904 he moved with his parents to Pretoria, where he later studied at Transvaal University. From 1922 to 1924 he was a student at the University of Bonn (1922–24), later becoming a professor in Pretoria. From 1940 to 1964 he served as inspector of the Botanical Garden at the University of Göttingen.[1]

During his career he collected plants in Transvaal, South-West Africa, Rhodesia, Mozambique and Natal.[2] The plant species Gasteria schweickerdtiana is named after him.[3]

The H.G.W.J Schweickerdt Herbarium (PRU) at the University of Pretoria is named in his honour.

Publications[edit]

  • Untersuchungen über Photodinese bei Vallisneria spiralis, 1928 - Studies on photodinese in Vallisneria spiralis.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Universität Zürich - Herbarien der Universität (biographical information)
  2. ^ HUH - Databases - Botanist Search
  3. ^ Calflora Flora of Southern Africa, Plant Names P-Z
  4. ^ IPNI.  Schweick. 
  5. ^ Google Books Untersuchungen über Photodinese bei Vallisneria spiralis