Károly Kalchbrenner

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Károly Kalchbrenner
Born (1807-05-05)5 May 1807
Pöttelsdorf, Sopron County, Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Austria)
Died 6 June 1886(1886-06-06) (aged 79)
Spišské Vlachy, Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Slovakia)
Citizenship Hungarian
Fields Mycology
Known for Papers and descriptions of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America
Notable awards Genus Kalchbrenneriella named in his honour
Author abbrev. (botany) Kalchbr.

Károly Kalchbrenner (born 5 May 1807 in Pöttelsdorf, died 5 June 1886 in Spišské Vlachy) was a Hungarian mycologist. He trained in theology early in life and became a priest in Spišské Vlachy, north-eastern Slovakia. His contributions include the publication of 60 papers and description of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He wrote and illustrated the Icones Selectae Hymenomycetum Hungariae. Among those he later collaborated with are Ferdinand von Mueller in Victoria, Australia, John Medley Wood in South Africa, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke in England and Felix von Thümen in Austria. He was elected a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

The genus Kalchbrenneriella was named in his honour.[1]

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  1. ^ Paul Diederich (Autumn 2002) Kalchbrenneriella, a New Genus to Accommodate the Lichenicolous Hyphomycete Torula cyanescens The Bryologist, 105 (3) pp. 411-14
  2. ^ Kalchbrenner K. 1882) Grevillea 11(no. 57): p. 24
  3. ^ IPNI.  Kalchbr. 

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