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Karl Moritz Schumann

German botanist (1851–1904)

1851   -   1904

country of citizenship: Kingdom of Prussia
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: University of Wrocław
occupation: botanist, curator, teacher, university teacher
position held: president

Karl Moritz Schumann (17 June 1851 – 22 March 1904) was a German botanist. Schumann was born in Görlitz. He was curator of the Botanisches Museum in Berlin-Dahlem from 1880 until 1894. He also served as the first chairman of the Deutsche Kakteen-Gesellschaft (German Cactus Society) which he founded on 6 November 1892. He died in Berlin. Karl Moritz Schumann participated as a collaborator in Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien by Adolf Engler and K. A. E. Prantl and in Flora Brasiliensis by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. The genera Schumannianthus (Gagnepain), Schumanniophyton (Harms), Schumannia (Kuntze) and several species were named after him, including:
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    • Neue Kakteen aus dem Andengebiet ( 1897 )

      scientific article published in 1897

      author: Karl Moritz Schumann

    • Rebutia minuscula K. Sch. Eine neue Gattung der Kakteen ( 1895 )

      scientific article published in 1895

      author: Karl Moritz Schumann

    • Cactaceae ( 1894 )

      scientific treatment of the family in "Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien"

      author: Karl Moritz Schumann

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