Willem Frederik Reinier Suringar

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Willem Frederik Reinier Suringar (1868)

Willem Frederik Reinier Suringar (28 December 1832, Leeuwarden – 12 July 1898, Leiden) was a Dutch botanist. His son, Jan Valckenier Suringar (1864–1932), was also a botanist.[1]

In 1857 he obtained his PhD from the University of Leiden, where afterwards he served as an associate professor of botany (1857–1862). In 1862 he succeeded Willem Hendrik de Vriese as a full professor of botany at Leiden, a position he maintained until his death in 1898. From 1871 to 1898 he was director of the Rijksherbarium, being the successor of Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel.[2]

In 1884–85 he took part in a scientific expedition to Suriname, British Guiana, Trinidad and the Netherlands Antilles.[2] As a taxonomist he circumscribed numerous species within the genus Melocactus.[3] In 1886 Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre named the genus Suringaria (family Myrtaceae) in his honor.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Observationes phycologicae in floram batavam, 1857.
  • Algae japonicae Musei botanici lugduno-batavi, 1870.
  • Musée botanique de Leide, 1871–1897 (3 volumes; with Melchior Treub and Jan Valckenier Suringar).
  • Zakflora : handleiding tot het bepalen van de in Nederland wildgroeiende planten, in aansluiting met de werken der Nederlandsche Botanische Vereeniging, 1876.
  • Vierde bijdrage tot de kennis der Melocacti, 1896.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JSTOR Global Plants Suringar, Jan Valckenier (1864–1932)
  2. ^ a b c BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  3. ^ IPNI List of botanical species described by Suringar
  4. ^ WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by W. F. R Suringar
  5. ^ IPNI.  Suringar.