Johann Otto Boeckeler

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Johann Otto Boeckeler (12 August 1803 – 5 March 1899) was a German apothecary-botanist of Oldenburg. He specialized in the plant family Cyperaceae (sedges),[1] of which, he was the binomial authority of many species.[2]

He is commemorated with the genus Boeckeleria and the species Bulbostylis boeckeleriana.[3][4]



  1. ^ A California Flora: And Supplement, Volumes 1-2 by Philip Alexander Munz
  2. ^ IPNI List of plants described and co-described by Boeckeler.
  3. ^ The Eponym Dictionary of Southern African Plants Plant Names A-B
  4. ^ The Plant List Bulbostylis boeckeleriana (Schweinf.) Beetle
  5. ^ WorldCat Title Botanik. Bearbeitet von P. Ascherson, O. Böcheler, etc.
  6. ^ WorldCat Identities (publications)
  7. ^ IPNI.  Boeckeler.