German pharmacist, writer and bryologist. Practiced pharmacy in various parts of Germany until 1843 and then maintained himself chiefly as a freelance writer. Studied at the University of Halle, 1843–6. Assistant editor, Botanische Zeitung, 1843. Co-founder of the popular journal Die Natur, 1852.
Sources: DBE Hinrichsen, Adolf 1891 NDB Taxonomic literature
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