Johann Ludwig Christian Koelle

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Johann Ludwig Christian Koelle (18 March 1763 – 30 July 1797) was a German physician and botanist born in Münchberg.

During his career he served as a "Medicinalrath" (medical counselor) and also worked as a county physician in Bayreuth. He was a member of the Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft (Botanical Society of Regensburg).[1]

The plant genus Koellia (family Lamiaceae) is named in his honor.[2]


  • "Spicilegium observationum de aconito", 1787.
  • "Flora des Fürstenthumes Bayreuth", 1798.[3]


  1. ^ Google Books Archiv für die Botanik, Volume 2 by Johann Jacob Roemer
  2. ^ Google Books The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement by William Dwight Whitney
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities (publications)
  4. ^ IPNI.  Koelle.