Heinrich Wendland

German botanist

1791   -   1869

country of citizenship: German Confederation, Kingdom of Hanover
educated at: University of Göttingen
occupation: botanist, gardener

Heinrich Ludolph (Ludwig) Wendland (29 April 1791, Hanover – 15 July 1869, Teplice) was a botanist who authored a number of Acacia species. Heinrich Wendland was born on 29 April 1791 into a family well known in botany. His father Johann had published a number of botanical books including the notable "Botanische Beobachtungen nebst einigen neuen Gattungen und Arten". Heinrich studied in Göttingen after some years of apprenticeship in Vienna and London. He became a gartenmeister in 1827 and later was director of Herrenhausen Gardens at Herrenhausen, today part of Hanover. In 1820 he published "Commentatio de Acacias aphyllii", in which he authored a number of new Acacia species. He died in Teplice, Bohemia on 15 July 1869.
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