Thore Christian Elias Fries

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Thore Christian Elias Fries (3 November 1886 – 31 December 1930 son of Theodor Magnus Fries and brother of Robert Elias Fries)[1] was Professor of Systematic Botany at Lund University. He specialized in lichenology and plant geography. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation T.C.E.Fr. when citing a botanical name.[2] He did his field work and travelled in India and Africa [3]

He was a member of the British Mycological Society and associated with many botanical gardens and other museums.[4][5]


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Author Details". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  2. ^ Brummitt, R. K.; C. E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-085-4.
  3. ^ Anders Backlund (2006-02-03). "The Fries Family of Botanists". Uppsala University. Archived from the original on 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  4. ^ Aluka. "Fries, Thore Christian Elias (1886-1931)". African Plants. Ithaka Harbors, Inc. JSTOR 000002742.
  5. ^ Gunn, Mary; L. E. Codd; L. E. W. Codd (1981). "Dictionary of Plant Collectors". Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa: An Illustrated History of Early botanical literature on the Cape flora. CRC Press. pp. 400 pages. ISBN 0-86961-129-1.

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