Nicolaus Thomas Host

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Nicolaus Thomas Host (December 6, 1761 in Fiume, now Rijeka – January 13, 1834 in Schönbrunn) was a Croatian botanist, and the personal physician of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II.[1] His botanical works include Synopsis plantarum in Austria and the four-volume Austriacorum Icones et descriptions graminum; he was also the first director of the botanical garden at the Belvedere palace.[2] The genus Hosta is named for him.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full text of "Bulletin de l'Académie internationale de géographie botanique"" (in French). 1908.
  2. ^ http://www.illustratedgarden.org/mobot/rarebooks/author.asp?creator=Host,%20Nikolaus%20Thomas&creatorID=99
  3. ^ http://www.cfgphoto.com/articles/hosta.html
  4. ^ IPNI.  Host.