Karoly Kalchbrenner ( 1806-1886)

Karoly Kalchbrenner (1807-1886) Was a Hungarian mycologist. He trained in theology early in life and became a priest in Slovakia. His contributions include the publication of 60 papers and description of more than 400 fungi from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. He wrote and illustrated the Icones Selectae Hymenomycetum Hungariae. Among those he later collaborated with are Ferdinand von Mueller in Victoria, Australia, John Medley Wood in South Africa, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke in England and Felix von Thumen in Austria. He was elected a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and a corresponding member of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.

Kalchbrenner’s descriptions were included in von Mueller’s Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae, and several papers in the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, “Definitions of new fungi” and new descriptions of Western Australian Agaricus in 1882, and further descriptions of new fungi species in 1883.

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