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CONRAD MOENCH (sometimes written KONRAD MöNCH; 15 August 1744 – 6 January 1805) was a German botanist , professor of botany at Marburg University from 1786 until his death.

He wrote 'Methodus Plantas horti botanici et agri Marburgensis' in 1794, an arranged account of plants in the fields and gardens of Marburg. In 1802 he named the plant Gillenia trifoliata in a supplement to a local flora of the city of Marburg. He also named the plant genus Echinacea
Echinacea
(1794).

The botanical genus Moenchia (family Caryophyllaceae
Caryophyllaceae
) is named in his honor.

The standard botanical author abbreviation MOENCH is applied to plants he described.

PRINCIPAL WRITINGS

* Enumeratio plantarum indigenarum Hassiae praesertim inferioris, secundum methodum sexualem dispositarum, 1777. * Methodus plantas horti botanici et agri marburgensis, 1794 (published in several editions). * Systematische Lehre von denen gebräuchlichsten Einfachen und zusammengesezten Arzney-Mitteln : zum Gebrauch Akademischer Vorlesungen, 1795 – Systematic teaching of simple and compound medicines; academic lectures. * Einleitung zur Pflanzen-Kunde, 1798 – Introduction to botany.

REFERENCES

* ^ " Echinacea
Echinacea
Page". * ^ Google Books Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings: A Glossary by F. A. Sharr * ^ WorldCat Identities (publications by Moench)

* Johnson M. The Genus Clematis pp 89-90, 2001. * Monroe WR. Analysis of the rhizome of Aralia californica. American Journal of Pharmacy volume 70 number 10, October 1898.

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 10627262 * LCCN : nr00025560 * ISNI : 0000 0000 5960 6374 * GND : 117585971 * SUDOC : 156890828 * NKC : mzk2009510127 * Botanist
Botanist
: Moench

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