Justus Ferdinand Poggenburg I

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Justus Ferdinand Poggenburg I (May 20, 1840–December 16, 1893) was a German born American botanist.[1][2][3]

Poggenburg was born in Holtum, today part of Wegberg in the district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was married with Mary Catherine Franckhauser (ca. 1841–1905), their son Justus Ferdinand Poggenburg II was a billiards champion, also like their grandson Justus Ferdinand Poggenburg III.[3]

Together with Nathaniel Lord Britton, Emerson Ellick Sterns and three others, Poggenburg was the author of a catalogue of plants of the New York region that applied the principle of priority more strictly than had been done before, and so caused a rift between American and European botanists.[4] The standard author abbreviation for Poggenburg when citing a botanical name is Poggenb.,[1] and Poggenburg is also included alongside Britton and Sterns in the joint abbreviation "B.S.P.".[4][2] He died, aged 53, in New York on December 16, 1893.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Poggenburg, Justus Ferdinand (1840–1893)". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b Philip Alexander Munz & David Daniels Keck (1968). A California Flora. University of California Press. p. 1554. ISBN 9780520024052.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Justus F.P. Poggenberg". Geni.com. 2014-12-03. Retrieved 2021-10-12.
  4. ^ a b Sharon E. Kingsland (2005). The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890–2000. JHU Press. p. 49. ISBN 9780801881718.

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