Karl Wilhelm Gottlieb Leopold Fuckel

Flag of Germany
Scientist icon
Karl Wilhelm Gottlieb Leopold Fuckel (3 February 1821, Reichelsheim – 8 May 1876, Vienna) was a German botanist who worked largely on fungi.

From 1836 to 1852 he worked as an apothecary, afterwards deriving income from a vineyard he owned in Oestrich im Rheingau.

The species epithet in the binomen Botryotinia fuckeliana, a plant pathogen and the causal agent of gray mold disease, was named by mycologist Heinrich Anton de Bary in honor of him. Fuckel was the taxonomic authority of the mycological genera Aleuria, Phyllachora (Nitschke ex Fuckel), Plectania and Sclerotinia.

His exsiccatae of Rhineland fungi, "Fungi rhenani exsiccati", contained a number of the type species for the taxa that he proclaimed (Edit I Fascic. I-XXVII, 1863-75, edit. Fascic II. I-XXI, 1871-75). He was also the author of:

Formerly in nations that did not speak English, the abbreviation "Fuck." (with fullstop) was sometimes used.

This page was last edited on 13 March 2018, at 17:01.
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Wilhelm_Gottlieb_Leopold_Fuckel under CC BY-SA license.

Related Topics

Recently Viewed