Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski     (1850 - 1928)




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

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Biography

1850     born in Warsaw

1869 - 1870     studies in Jena

1870 - 1872     studies in Halle

1872 - 1873     studies in Strassburg, where he earns his PhD and is de Bary's assistant

1876     appointed lecturer at the university of Krakow

1878     promoted to associate professor

1881     promoted to full professor and director of the botanical gardens

1912     retires


Image of Leocarpus fragilis from Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1816 - 1817) Das System der Pilze und Schwämme
Leocarpus fragilis Rostafinski was one of de Bary's outstanding students, and is the first major author on the Myxomycetes. We still follow his classification system for them, which is more (much, much more) than can be said for the fungal taxonomy of the period.

In researching Rostafinski on the web, I came across a site dedicated to bios of Polish intellectuals, on the domain NewPoland.com. Their entry for Rostafinski was:

Rostafinski, Jozef (1850-1928), cytologist. He discovered the phenomenon of merogony developement of the egg, or fragment of it, without the nucleus and artificially inseminate and myxomycete taxonomy.


which just goes to show that this website is better than some.
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Sources

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



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Selected Publications

Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski Sredniowiedzna historya naturalna w Polsce. Czesc I-[II] Symbola ad historiam naturalem medii aevi. Plantas, animalia, lapides et cetera simplicia medicamenta quae in Polonia adhibebantur inde a XII usque ad XVI saeculum (Historical natural history of Poland. Images and natural histories from the middle ages. Plants, animals, stones, and simple medicinals in Poland between the 12th and 16th centuries)

Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski (1873) Florae polonicae prodromus. Uebersicht der bis jetzt im Königreich Polen beobachteten phanerogamen (An introduction to Polish plants. An overview of the phanerogams presently to be found in the kingdom of Poland)

Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski (1873) Versuch eines Systems der Mycetezoen (Search for a Taxonomical System for the Slime Molds)

Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski (1874 - 1875) Sluzowce Monographia (Monograph of the Slime Molds)

Joszef Tomasz Rostafinski & Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1877) The Myxomycetes of Great Britain
This is Cooke's translation of Rostafinski's Sluzowce Monographia. Cooke will probably be listed as the author in a library.


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Species

Brefeldia maxima (Fries) Rostafinski
Hemitrichia clavata (Fries) Rostafinski
Leocarpus fragilis (J. J. Dickson) Rostafinski
Stemonitis fusca Rostafinski
Stemonitis splendens Rostafinski

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Genera

Comatrichia C. G. T. Preuss emend Rostafinski
Dictydium H. A. Schrader emend Rostafinski
Hemitrichia Rostafinski
Lamproderma Rostafinski
Licea H. A. Schrader emend Rostafinski
Oligonema Rostafinski
Physarum Persoon emend Rostafinski

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