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Franz Fiala
  * 1861   † 1898
botanist, chemist and archaeologist (1861-1898)

Claimed natural history specimens collected or identified by Franz Fiala

Scientific Name Country Institution Date
Cardamine fialae Fritsch 1897STU1897
Iris reichenbachii Heuff.Bosnia and HerzegovinaNHMUK
Astragalus onobrychis L.Czech RepublicBRNU1882-06-24
Tordylium maximum L.Czech RepublicBRNU1883-07-28
Phragmites communis Trin.Czech RepublicBRNU1877
Pyrola uniflora L.Czech RepublicBRNU1880
Astragalus cicer L.Czech RepublicBRNU1882-07-03
Crocus vilmae FialaBosnia and HerzegovinaGJO1897-03-15
Cheilanthes persicaBosnia and HerzegovinaLD
Pinus heldreichiiBosnia and HerzegovinaLD


Virtual International Authority File of Franz Fiala

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