Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin

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Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin
Born (1780-02-19)19 February 1780
Died 2 March 1855(1855-03-02) (aged 75)
Nationality Bavarian
Scientific career
Fields natural history collecting

Wilhelm Friedrich Karwinski von Karwin (19 February 1780 – 2 March 1855) was a Bavarian naturalist who collected plants and animals in Brazil (1821–1826) and Mexico (1826–1831, 1840). He was born in Keszthely, now in Hungary, and died in Munich. Many plants and animals are named in his honour, including the genus Karwinskia and the species Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican daisy) and Smyrna karwinskii (the butterfly Karwinski's beauty).[1]


  1. ^ "Karwinsky von Karwin, Wilhelm Friedrich von (1780-1855)", JSTOR Global Plants, JSTOR 10.5555/al.ap.person.bm000004238