Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants (with Herbarium)

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ZABEL, Hermann 1832 – 1912
born: Neu – Katzow (Greifswald province) died: Gotha
Forestry training. Assistant at the botanical gardens and museum in Greifswald (1854 – 60). Head of the forestry botanical gardens in Hann. – Münden from 1869 – 95. Botanist and dendrologist.

Biography: Mitt. Deutsch. Dendrol. Ges. 21: 390 – 391. 1912; 44: XXIII. 1932.
GOET: Mecklenburg, Hann. – Münden (Hb. Bg., Gris.).


ZENKER, Georg August 1855 – 1922
born: Leipzig died: Bipinde (Cameroon)
Initially worked as a gardener. Went to Kongo and Gabun in 1866. In colonial service as collector in Cameroon (Yaunde) from 1889 – 95. Planter in Cameroon (Bipinde) from 1896, collected plants and animals.

Biography: Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Mus, Berlin – Dahlem 8: 319 – 324. 1923.
LETOUZEY 1968: 14, 61.
HEPPER & NEATE 1971.
Herbarium: B (First set, most of which †)
GOET: Cameroon (Bipinde), ca. 1896 – 1913. With STAUDT: Cameroon 1890 – 94.

Comments: Many numbers for the final revisions were distributed with the provisional
determinations (partly manuscript names which were never published). There are
also several isotypes amongst the specimens which are only identified to genera
level.


ZETTERSTEDT, Johan Emanuel 1828 – 1880
born: Viby / Närikeq died: Jönköping
Lecturer at the University of Uppsala. Grammar teacher in Jönköping from 1863 onwards. Botanist and in particular, bryologist.

Biography: Acta Hort. Berg. 3(3): 60. 1905.
GOET: ”Plantes Pyrénéennes”, 1856 (Hb. Solms), also bryophytes.


ZEYHER, Carl Ludwig Philipp 1799 – 1858
born: Dillenburg, Hesse died: Cape Town
Trained as gardener. Plant collector and botanist. Travelled initially with SIEBER to Mauritius. Under took several expeditions to South Africa from 1823 onwards (partly with ECKLON and BURKE). In Europe from 1844 – 47. In Kapstadt from 1847 where he worked part time as a gardener.

Biography: Bonplandia 5: 354 – 355. 1857.
Mac OWAN 1887.
BAUR 1970: 246.
Dict. S. Afr. Biogr. 2: 868 – 869. 1972.
GUNN & CODD 1981: 383-393.
Herbarium: Collections from several herbaria.
GOET: South Africa (partly with ECKLON ?).

Comments: Small printed labels with numbers, from which the first gives the place of collections and the second the month. See also: J. F. DRÈGE 1846: Standörter – Verzeichnis der von C. L. Zeyher in Südafrika gesammelten Pflanzen. – Linnaea 19: 583 – 598.


ZOLLINGER, Heinrich 1818 – 1859
born: Feuerthalen, Canton Zürich Died: Kandangan (Java)
Teacher, botanist and plant collector in Java (1841 – 48 and 1855 – 59).

Biography: BRIQUET 1940: 484 – 487.
Fl. Males. Ser. I. 1: 593 – 596. 1950.
Neujahrsbl. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 186: 1-32. 1984.
GOET: A few specimens (also bryophytes) from Java.