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František Švestka
  * 1880   † 1965
botanist (1880-1965)
Švestka, F. Švestka

Claimed natural history specimens collected or identified by František Švestka

Scientific Name Country Institution Date
Silene latifolia subsp. alba (Mill.) Greuter & BurdetCzech RepublicBRNU1949-05-02
Lycopodium annotinum L.IHAR1929-08-14
Sesleria caeruleaCzech RepublicBMO1925-5-9
DorycniumCzech RepublicLD
Chenopodium album L.República ChecaVAL1924-09-07
Equisetum hyemaleCzech RepublicLD
Populus alba L.Czech RepublicMA1924-07
Gentianopsis ciliata (L.) MaCzech RepublicS
Lycopodium annotinumSlovakiaLD
Inula ensifolia L.Czech RepublicS


Virtual International Authority File of František Švestka

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