Orchid/Catalogs/Orchidologists

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This is a list of noted Orchidologists. Although not every taxonomist working on orchids is quoted, possibly the most important ones are listed. Living specialists or taxonomists mostly known for working on orchids from a particular country may be missing too.

Name Dates Country Abbreviation
Linné, Carl von 1707 - 1778 Sweden L.
Aublet, Jean Baptiste Christophore 1723 - 1778 France Aubl.
Ruiz, Hipolito 1754 - 1815 Spain Ruiz
Pavón, Jose Antonio 1754 - 1840 Spain Pavón
Sprengel, Christian Conrad 1750 - 1816 Germany Spreng.
Swarts, Olof 1760 - 1818 Sweden Sw.
Thouars, Du Petit 1758 - 1831 France Thouars
Blume, Karl Ludwig 1796 - 1862 Germany Bl.
Salisbury, Richard Anthony Marckham 1762 - 1829 England Salisb.
Nuttal, Thomas 1786 - 1857 England Nutt.
Richard, Claude Marie Richard 1754 - 1821 France Rich.
Sessé, Martin 1751 - 1808 Spain Sessé
Mociño, José Mariano 1750 - 1821 Mexico Moc.
Willdenow, Carl Ludwig 1765 - 1812 Germany Willd.
Kunth, Carl Sigismund 1788 - 1850 Austria Kunth
Sims, John 1792 - 1838 England Sims
Brown, Robert 1772 - 1858 Scotland R.Br.
Presl, Karl Borzowoj 1794 - 1862 Czech Republic Presl
Lindley, John 1799 - 1865 England Lindl.
Bentham, George 1800 - 1884 England Benth.
Hooker, William Jackson 1785 - 1865 England Hook.
Hooker, Joseph Dalton 1817 - 1911 England Hook.f.
Reichenbach, Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig 1793 - 1879 Germany Rchb.f.
Bateman, James 1811 - 1897 England Bat.
Regel, Eduard August von 1815 - 1892 Germany Regel
Focke, Wilhelm Olbers 1834 - 1922 Germany Focke
Wawra, Ritter von Fernsee Heinrich 1831 - 1887 Germany Wawra
Klotzsch, Johan Friedrich 1805 - 1860 Germany Klotzsch
Fenzl, Eduard 1807 - 1879 Austria Fenzl
Brogniart, Adolphe Théodore 1801 - 1876 France Brogn.
Knowles, George Beauchamp 1790 - 1862 England Knowles
Westcott, Frederick ? - 1861 England Westc.
Rafinescque-Schmaltz, Constantine Samuel 1783 - 1842 Turkey - USA Raf.
Poeppig, Eduard Friedrich 1798 - 1868 Germany Poepp.
Endlicher, Stephan Ladislaus 1804 - 1849 Hungary Endl.
Herbert, William 1778 - 1847 England Herb.
Mutel, August 1795 - 1847 France Mutel
Beer, Johann Georg - Germany Beer
Linden, Jean-Jules 1813 - 1898 France Linden
Pfitzer, Ernest Hugo 1846 - 1906 Germany Pfitz.
Grisebach, Heinrich Rudolf August 1814 - 1879 Germany Grieseb.
Kuntze, Carl Ernst Otto 1843 - 1907 Germany Kuntze
Barbosa Rodrigues, João 1842 - 1909 Brazil Barb.Rodr.
Porsch, Otto 1875 - 1959 Austria Porsch
Engler, Heinrich Gustav Adolf 1844 - 1830 Germany Engl.
Rolfe, Robert Allen 1855 - 1921 England Rolfe
Cogniaux, Alfred 1841 - 1916 Belgium Cogn.
Kraenzlin, Fritz 1847 - 1934 Germany Kraenz.
Schlechter, Rudolf 1872 - 1925 Germany Schltr.
Hoehne, Frederico Carlos 1882 - 1959 Brazil Hoehne
Ames, Oakes 1874 - 1950 USA Ames
Dodson, Calaway 1928 - USA Dodson
Dressler, Robert Louis 1927 - USA Dresser
Dunsterville, G.C.K. 1905 - 1988 England Dunst.
Garay, Leslie A. 1924 - Hungary - USA Garay
Pabst, Guido F.J. 1914 - 1980 Brazil Pabst
Luer, Carlyle August 1922 - USA Luer
Schweinfurth, Charles 1890 - 1970 USA C.Schewinf.
Senghas, Karheinz 1928 - 2004 Germany Senghas
Williams, Louis Owen 1908 - 1991 USA L.O.Williams