Emil Rostrup

Botanist, Deceased Person

1831 – 1907

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Who was Emil Rostrup?

Frederik Georg Emil Rostrup was a Danish botanist, mycologist and plant pathologist.

From 1858, Emil Rostrup was a teacher at the paedagogical college Skårup Seminarium in then new subject natural history. He educated to-be school teachers for 25 years. In the meantime he had become well known for his flora handbooks and his works on plant pathology. He was appointed docent at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural College in 1883. From 1902, he was professor at the same college. Rostrup was first real plant pathologist in Denmark and probably the greatest ever. He was member of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Royal Physiographic Society in Lund, Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. In 1894, he was made honorary doctor at the University of Copenhagen.

After his death, his adept Jens Lind published a full account on all fungi collected by him in Denmark - mainly microfungi such as plant pathogens

Numerous fungal species have been named to his honour, e.g. Exobasidium rostrupii, Acanthosphaeria rostrupii, Austroboletus rostrupii and Phoma rostrupii.

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Born
Jan 28, 1831
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession
Education
  • University of Copenhagen
Employment
  • University of Copenhagen
Died
Jan 16, 1907

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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