Antoine Frédéric Spring
Antoine Frédéric Spring (8 April 1814 in Gerolsbach, Bavaria – 17 January 1872) was a German-born, Belgian physician and botanist.
He studied botany and medicine at the University of Munich, obtaining his PhD in 1835 and his medical doctorate during the following year. From 1839 to 1872 he was a professor at the University of Liège, initially in the fields of physiology and anatomy, later teaching classes in pathology and internal medicine.
As a botanist he specialized in research of Lycopodiaceae (clubmosses) and Selaginellaceae (spikemosses), and was the binomial author of numerous species from both families. His personal herbarium is now kept in the herbarium at the University of Liège.
The standard author abbreviation Spring is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.
Les Botanistes liégeois et l’Emulation (translated biography)
^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
^ IPNI List of plants described and co-described by Spring
^ IPNI. Spring.
ISNI: 0000 0000 7828 9415
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