Josef Velenovský

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Josef Velenovský
Josef Velenovský (1858-1949).jpg
Born (1858-04-22)22 April 1858
Čekanice (Blatná)
Died 7 May 1949(1949-05-07) (aged 91)
Nationality Czech
Fields Botany, Mycology, Pteridology, Bryology, Paleontology

Josef Velenovský (22 April 1858 – 7 May 1949) was a Czech botanist, mycologist, pteridologist, and bryologist. He also worked with fossils. He was a research investigator and professor in the Botanical Institute of the University of Prague, alternating with his colleague Ladislav Josef Čelakovský. He was also professor of botany at Charles University, where he concentrated in the study of mycology in final half of his life. Velenovský collected innumerable material, particularly in new central Bohemia, and described at least 2000 species of fungi.[1] Many of his type specimens and other collections are located in the herbarium of the Národní Museum of Prague.[2]

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  1. ^ Krivka P. (2010). "Josef Velenovsky, a great Czech botanist, philosopher and politician". Phytologia Balcanica. 16 (2): 313 18. ISSN 1310-7771. 
  2. ^ "Mycological Department - History and collections in detail". Národní Muzeum. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ IPNI.  Velen. 

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