Martin Val ( dat. Martin Vahl , October 10, 1749 - December 24, 1804) is a Danish ( Norwegian ) botanist and zoologist .
|dates Martin Vahl (Henrichsen)|
|Date of Birth||October 10, 1749|
|Place of Birth||Bergen , Norway|
|Date of death||December 24, 1804 (55 years old)|
|Place of death||Copenhagen , Denmark|
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He studied in Bergen , Copenhagen and studied medicine and botany at Uppsala University under the direction of Carl Linnaeus .
The author of the names of a number of botanical taxa . In the botanical ( binary ) nomenclature, these names are supplemented by the abbreviation " Vahl " .
A list of such taxa on the IPNI website
Personal page on IPNI website
Val made several exploratory journeys to Europe and North Africa between 1783 and 1788.
In 1786, in Copenhagen, Wal became a professor of the natural history society and was a professor of botany at the University of Copenhagen from 1801 until his death. Among his students is Nathaniel Wallich .
Val - editor of the XVI — XXI heads of the botanical atlas Flora Danica (in 1787—1799), I — III parts of Symbolæ Botanicæ (in 1790–1794), I – IV parts of Eclogæ Americanæ (in 1796–1807) and I— Part II Enumeratio Plantarum (in the years 1804-1805).
In honor of Valya, the genus Vahlia Thunb is named . ( 1782 ) - Walia . According to the classification system APG II ( 2003 ), the genus is divided into a separate Valiev family ( Vahliaceae ) in the group of eusterides I.
Martin's son Valya, Jens Val ( d. Jens Laurentius Moestue Vahl , 1796-1854), like his father, became a botanist (he also worked in pharmaceuticals ).
Christensen, Carl (1932) Martin Vahl, pp. 85-88 in: Meisen, V. Prominent Danish Scientists through the Ages. University Library of Copenhagen 450th Anniversary. Levin & Munksgaard, Copenhagen.
- Flora Danica . The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory's page on the Flora Danica dinner set.
- Facsimile of Enumeratio plantarum , Hauniae, 1805-1806.