Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss

Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss
Born8 April 1786
Died9 December 1830 (aged 44)
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany)Kaulf.

Georg Friedrich Kaulfuss (8 April 1786 – 9 December 1830) was a professor at Halle. He described the pteridophytes collected by Adelbert von Chamisso, and he named the fern Cibotium chamissoi after him. The genus Kaulfussia is named for Kaulfuss.[1]

In 1816 he obtained his doctorate from the University of Halle, where in 1823 he became a full professor of botany.[2]

Plants Named by Kaulfuss

More than 200 plant names were published by Kaulfuss.[3] These include the genera:

Plant families named by Kaulfuss include:

Works by Kaulfuss

  • Kaulfuss, Georg Friedrich. Enumeratio Filicum. 1824.


  1. ^ The botanic garden; consisting of highly finished representations, etc. by Benjamin Maund
  2. ^ Lexikon deutschsprachiger Bryologen. Hauptbd., Band 1 (short biography in German).
  3. ^ Kaulfuss, Georg Friedrich (names) Missouri Botanical Garden. 01 Feb 2012
  4. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Kaulf.
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