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    Gunnar Seidenfaden 1908-2001 Botanist and Diplomat

    By admin | Dezember 25, 2009

    gunnar-seidenfaden-botanistGunnar Seidenfaden (1908-2001)
    was a Danish diplomat, botanist
    and an expert on orchids from South Asia.
    From 1926-1934 Gunnar Seidenfaden
    has studied botany at the
    University of Copenhagen.
    From 1955-1959 he was Danish ambassador
    in Thailand.
    During his time in Thailand,
    he started a cooperation
    with the Royal Thai Forest Department
    and arranged several collecting expeditions
    during the years 1956 -1984.
    Gunnar Seidenfaden published several books
    on Orchidaceae from South Asia,
    mostly decorated with his own drawings.
    Some of his publications:

    *The Orchids of Thailand: a Preliminary List (Seidenfaden & Smitinand, 1958–1964)
    *Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand (1969-1997)

    Gunnar Seidenfaden described and categorised more then 120 new orchid species
    and severel orchids are named to his honour.
    His author abbreviation: Seidenf.
    Gunnar Seidenfaden died at the age of 93 (09.02.2001),
    his collection is kept in the Botanic Garden of Copenhagen.

    One of the most wellknown Thai orchids,
    described by Gunnar Seidenfaden:
    Dendrobium unicum Seidenf.

    © Orchids-Flowers.com
    Image: Dendrobium unicum Seidenf.
    Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Saelie

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