Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers

German botanist

1816   -   1853

country of citizenship: German Confederation, Germany
language of expression: Latin
educated at: University of Greifswald, University of Wrocław
occupation: botanist

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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers (26 December 1816 in Mühlhausen – 18 June 1853 in Berlin) was a German botanist. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Walp. when citing a botanical name.He received his education at the Universities of Greifswald and Breslau, earning his habilitation in 1848 at Berlin. He died on 18 June 1853 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.The plant genus Walpersia (synonym Phyllota) is named after him.
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