JENS WILKEN HORNEMANN (6 March 1770 – 30 July 1841) was a Danish botanist .
* 1 Biography * 2 Honours * 3 Private life * 4 References
He was a lecturer at the
University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden
from 1801. After the death of
Several plant genera have been named in his honour, however for
reasons of taxonomy and nomenclature all names are today synonyms.
Hornemannia Willd. (1809), once placed in
He is also commemorated in the specific epethets for the bird Carduelis hornemanni (Arctic Redpoll), the flowering plant Epilobium hornemannii Rchb. (Hornemann's willowherb) and the agaric fungus Stropharia hornemannii (Fr.) S. Lundell border:0 solid #ddd; border-width:2px 0; padding: 0.5em 0;">The standard author abbreviation HORNEM. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name .
Hans Christian Andersen
Preceded by Johan Sylvester Saxtorph RECTOR OF UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN 1830–1831 Succeeded by Adam Oehlenschläger
* ^ Stearn, William T. (1972). "The generic name Hornemannia and
its diverse applications". Taxon. 21 (1): 105–111.
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 46850493
* LCCN : nb99020264
* ISNI : 0000 0001 2101 1022
* GND : 116994002
* SELIBR : 240273
* SUDOC : 033353719
* BNF : cb12422811w (data)
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