Philipp Maximilián Opiz

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Opiz, Philipp Maximilián


Born June 5, 1787, in čáslav; died May 20, 1858, in Prague. Bohemian botanist.

Opiz, who studied botany as a hobby, collected a large herbarium and published numerous works on the flora of Bohemia, laying the foundations for further floristic studies in that country. He organized the exchange of natural science collections.


Philipp Maxmilian Opiz und seine Bedeutung für die Pflanzentaxonomie. Prague, 1958.
Futák, I., and K. Domin. Bibliografia k lóreč SR do r. 1952. Bratislava, 1960.
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