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Nathaniel Wolff Wallich
  * 1786   † 1854
surgeon and botanist of Danish origin who worked in India (1786-1854)
Wallish, N. W. Wallich, Nathaniel W. Wallich, Nathaniel Wallich, Wall.

Claimed natural history specimens collected or identified by Nathaniel Wolff Wallich

Scientific Name Country Institution Date
Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell.IndiaMeiseBG
Amaranthus lividus var. polygonoides ( Moq.) Thell. ex DruceIndiaMeiseBG
Heliotropium scabrum Retz.IndiaMeiseBG
Boswellia serrata Roxb.Country unknownMeiseBG
Cleome gynandra L.IndiaMeiseBG
Desmodium velutinum (Willd.) DC.IndiaMeiseBG1826
Pseudarthria viscida Wight & Arn.IndiaMeiseBG
Circaea alpina L.IndiaMeiseBG
Microlepia platyphylla (D.Don) J.Sm.NepalMeiseBG
Polystichum nepalense (Spreng.) C.Chr.IndiaMeiseBG


Virtual International Authority File of Nathaniel Wolff Wallich

    Preferred Labels of Nathaniel Wolff Wallich:
  • N. Wallich@en-US
  • N. Wallich@en-AU
  • Nathaniel Wallich@fr-FR
  • Nathaniel Wallich@de-DE
  • Nathaniel Wallich@nl-NL
  • Nathaniel Wallich@sv-SE

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