Carl Borivoj Presl

Botanist, Deceased Person

1794 – 1852

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Who was Carl Borivoj Presl?

Karel Bořivoj Presl was a Bohemian botanist.

He lived his entire life in Prague, and was a professor of botany at the University of Prague. He made an expedition to Sicily in 1817, and with his brother, published a "Flora bohemica" titled "Flora čechica: indicatis medicinalibus, oeconomicis technologicisque plantis" in 1819.

His older brother Jan Svatopluk Presl was also a noted botanist; the journal Preslia of the Czech Botanical Society is named in their honor. The botanical genera Preslaea Mart., 1827 and Preslia Opiz, 1824 are dedicated to the two brothers.

He spent nearly 15 years producing the "Reliquiae Haenkeanae", a work based on botanical specimens collected in the Americas by Thaddaeus Haenke.

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Born
Feb 17, 1794
Prague
Also known as
  • Пресль, Карел Борживой
Siblings
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Education
  • Charles University in Prague
Lived in
  • Prague
Died
Oct 8, 1852
Prague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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