August Johann Georg Karl Batsch     (1761 - 1802)




Image of Calocera cornea from Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1816 - 1817) Das System der Pilze und Schwämme
Calocera cornea

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Biography

studies Natural History at the University of Jena

1781     receives PhD

1786     receives MD, is appointed professor of Natural History (at Jena)

1787     appointed professor of medicine

1792     appointed professor of philosophy


Photo of Calvatia gigantea by John Denk
Calvatia gigantea Batsch founded the botanical garden of Jena, and also its Naturforschende Gesellschaft (~Nature-investigators' Club). Dörfelt & Heklau say that his Elenchus Fungorum is not only important for its taxonomic value (Batsch declares about 200 species in it), but is also a good Flora study "and is even today of great worth." His Versuch einer Anleitung zur Kenntniss und Geschichte der Pflanzen inquires, among other things, into the nature of what we now know to be fungal diseases of plants, but without realizing their origin.
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Sources

Heinrich Dörfelt & Heike Heklau (1998) Die Geschichte der Mykologie
      (Die Geschichte der Mykologie)



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Selected Publications

August Johann Georg Karl Batsch (1783 - 1789) Elenchus Fungorum (Discussion of Fungi)

August Johann Georg Karl Batsch (1787 - 1788) Versuch einer Anleitung zur Kenntniss und Geschichte der Pflanzen (Attempt at Instruction in the Knowledge and History of Plants)


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Species

Bisporella citrina (Batsch: Fries) Carpenter & Korf
Calocera cornea (Batsch: Fries) Fries
Calvatia gigantea (Batsch: Persoon) Lloyd
Cyathus olla (Batsch) Persoon
Cystoderma granulosum (Batsch: Fries) Fayod
Hydnellum scrobiculatum var. zonatum (Batsch: Fries) K. A. Harrison
Langermania gigantea (Batsch: Persoon) Rostkovius
Metatrichia vesparium (Batsch) Nannenga-Bremekamp
Panellus violaceofulvus (Batsch: Fries) Singer
Paxillus atrotomentosus (Batsch: Fries) Fries
Paxillus involutus (Batsch: Fries) Fries
Resupinatus applicatus (Batsch: Fries) S. F. Gray
Tubifera ferruginosa (Batsch) J. F. Gmelin

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