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Handbook of Botany

Post mortem Auctoris collectae, examinatae, in ordinem systematicum redactae atque notis et praefatione instructae


Carl Adolph Agardh

Published by Norstedt & Söner, Stockholm, Sweden.



Carl Adolph Agardh (23 January 1785 in Båstad, Sweden – 28 January 1859 in Karlstad) was a Swedish botanist specializing in algae, who was eventually appointed bishop of Karlstad.

In 1807 he was appointed teacher of mathematics at Lund University, in 1812 appointed professor of botany and natural sciences, and was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1817, and of the Swedish Academy in 1831. He was ordained a clergyman in 1816, received two parishes as prebend, and was a representative in the clerical chamber of the Swedish Parliament on several occasions from 1817. He was rector magnificus of Lund University 1819-1820 and was appointed bishop of Karlstad in 1835, where he remained until his death. He was the father of Jacob Georg Agardh, also a botanist.

He devoted considerable attention to political economy and as "a leading liberal", he "succeeded in improving and raising the standards of education in Sweden". He also wrote on theological and other subjects, ...

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The standard author abbreviation used to indicate this person as the author, when citing a botanical name: C.Agardh

15 plant species named BY Agardh and 13 plant species named AFTER Agardh.

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15 plant species named BY Agardh

The following 15 plant species names have been described and named BY Agardh (C.Agardh)


Amphibolis C.Agardh, Spec. Alg. 1(2): 474 (1823).

Amphibolis bicornis C.Agardh, Spec. Alg. 1(2): 474 (1823).

Amphibolis zosterifolia C.Agardh, Spec. Alg. 1(2): 475 (1823).

Anademia C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 236, sphalm. (1826).

Begoniaceae C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 200 (1824), nom. cons.

Dendrobrium C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 188, sphalm. (1823).

Giesekia C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 218 (1825).

Lagunaea C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 182 (1823).

Petiveriaceae C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 221 (1824).

Piperaceae C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 201 (1824).

Pteris wallichiana C.Agardh, Recens. Spec. Pter. 69 (1839).

Rivinaceae C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 218 (1824).

Ruppia maritima var. brevirostris C.Agardh, Physiogr. Sällsk. Arsberätt. 37 (1823).

Ruppia maritima var. rostrata C.Agardh, Physiogr. Sällsk. Arsberätt. 37 (1823).

Xyridaceae C.Agardh, Aphor. Bot. 158 (1823).

13 Plant species named AFTER Agardh
Updated on the 14th of June 2020

The following 13 plant species names have been described and named AFTER Agardh (... agardhii), (… agardhiana), (… agardhianus) & (Agardhia …)


3 species named AFTER Agardh (… agardhii)

Anchusa agardhii Lehm., Pl. Asperif. Nucif. 1: 241 (1818).

Andryala agardhii Haens. ex DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 7(1): 244 (1838).

Pietrosia agardhii (Haens. ex DC.) Sennikov, Komarovia 1: 78 (1999): (1999).

5 species named AFTER Agardh (… agardhiana)

Achyronia agardhiana Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 157 (1891).

Aspalathus agardhiana DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 2: 143 (1825).

Crassula agardhiana Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 6: 718 (1820).

Mentha agardhiana Fr., Novit. Fl. Suec. Alt. 184 (1828).

Mentha agardhiana Hartm., Handb. Skand. Fl. [ed. 5] 43.

2 species named AFTER Agardh (… agardhianus)

Lupinus agardhianus A.Heller, Muhlenbergia 7: 13 (1911).

Lupinus concinnus var. agardhianus C.P.Sm., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 48: 228, fig. 71 (1921).

3 species named AFTER Agardh (Agardhia ...)

Agardhia Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 1: 4, 17 (1824).

Agardhia cryptantha Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 1: 17 (1824).

Agardhia grandiflora Spreng., Syst. Veg., ed. 16 [Sprengel] 1: 17 (1824).

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