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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers

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Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers

Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers (26 December 1816 in Mühlhausen - 18 June 1853 in Berlin) was a German botanist. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Walp. when citing a botanical name.[1]

He received his education at the Universities of Greifswald and Breslau, earning his habilitation in 1848 at Berlin. He died on June 18, 1853 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[2]

The plant genus Walpersia (synonym Phyllota) is named after him.[3][4]


  • Repertorium botanices systematicæ (six volumes, 1842-1847).[5]
  • Annales botanices systematicæ (three volumes, 1848-1853).


  1. ^ Brummitt, R. K.; C. E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names.  
  2. ^ biography of Walpers @ Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie
  3. ^ JSTOR Global Plants Walpersia
  4. ^ GRIN Taxonomy for Plants Walpersia Harv.
  5. ^ Walpers, Wilhelm Gerhard (1845). Repertorium botanices systematicae (Vol. III ed.). 
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