Adam Afzelius , or Avcelius ( Swede. Adam Afzelius , October 7, 1750 , Larv , Len Skaraborg (now Lena Västra Götaland ), Sweden - January 30, 1837 , Uppsala , Sweden ) - Swedish botanist , student of Linnaeus .
|Swede. Adam afzelius|
|Date of Birth||October 7, 1750|
|Place of Birth||Larv , Flax Skaraborg , Sweden|
|Date of death||January 30, 1837 (86 years old)|
|Place of death||Uppsala , Sweden|
|Place of work|
|Awards and prizes|
member of the Royal Society of London
|Taxonomy of wildlife|
The author of the names of a number of botanical taxa . In the botanical ( binary ) nomenclature, these names are supplemented by the abbreviation “ Afzel. " .
List of such taxa on the IPNI website
Personal page on IPNI website
The researcher who described a number of zoological taxa . The names of these taxa (to indicate authorship) are accompanied by the designation " Afzelius " .
Brother of Johan Afzelius and Per Afzelius .
In 1777 he taught Oriental languages at Uppsala University .
In 1792 he went for scientific purposes on the west coast of Africa , in particular, to the English colony of Sierra Leone , where as a result of the attack and robbery carried out by the French, he lost all his collections.
In 1797-1798 he was secretary of the Swedish embassy in London .
After returning, in 1799 he became an academic professor of botany at Uppsala University and in 1812 received the title of professor materia medica .
In 1802 he was elected president of the Linnaeus Institute (" Zoophytolytic Society ").
As a botanical writer, Afzelius is known for many of his works, as well as the autobiography of Linnaeus published in 1823.
Plant genera are named after him:
- Afzelia Sm.
- Afzeliella gilg
and many species .
The ethnographic and botanical collections of Afzelius were purchased by Uppsala University.
- Afzelius // Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary : in 86 volumes (82 volumes and 4 additional). - SPb. , 1890-1907.