Jens Lind

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Gravestone of Jens Lind and wife Gunild, placed at Viborg Cemetery
(Photo: Lars Schmidt).

Jens Wilhelm August Lind (1 March 1874 in Nykøbing Mors – 4 October 1939 in Viborg) was a Danish apothecary, botanist and mycologist. He was a pupil of Emil Rostrup and published a full account of all fungi collected in Denmark by Rostrup. These were mainly microfungi, such as plant pathogens.[1] He also wrote accounts on microfungi from Greenland and elsewhere, mainly based on collections made by other persons on expeditions, e.g. Gjøa expedition [2] and the Second Thule Expedition.[3] Combining his pharmaceutical and mycological knowledge, he was early in experimenting on chemical control of plant pathogens and recommending it to practitioners. He also - together with Knud Jessen - wrote an account on the immigration history of weeds to Denmark.[4]

Example of a species named by Lind: Triposporium myrti,[1] now known as Tripospermum myrti (Capnodiaceae).

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  1. ^ a b Lind, Jens (1913). Danish fungi, as represented in the herbarium of E. Rostrup. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel - Nordisk Forlag. p. 650. 
  2. ^ Lind, Jens (1910). "Fungi (Micromycetes) collected in arctic North America by the Gjøa Expedition 1904-1906". Skrifter / Norske Videnskaps-akademi i Oslo.I.Matematisk-naturvidenskapelig klasse, N.S. (9): 1–25. 
  3. ^ Lind, Jens (1924). "Fungi collected on the North-Coast of Greenland by late Dr. Th. Wulff (Second Thule Expedition to the North Coast of Greenland 1916-18 led by Knud Rasmussen)". Meddelelser om Grønland. 64 (12): 289–304. 
  4. ^ Jessen, Knud; Lind, Jens (1922). Det danske Markukrudts Historie [History of Danish Arable Weeds]. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Skrifter - Naturvidenskabelig og Mathematisk Afdeling, 8.Rk. (in Danish). 8. p. 496. 
  5. ^ IPNI.  Lind. 

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