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Johann Maria Hildebrandt
  * 1847   † 1881
German explorer, collector, and scientist who discovered a few new species of animals (1847-1881)
Hildebrandt, Johann Hildebrandt, J. M. Hildebrandt, J. Hildebrandt

Claimed natural history specimens collected or identified by Johann Maria Hildebrandt

Scientific Name Country Institution Date
Hydrostachys hildebrandtii Engl.MadagascarO
Trachypogon spicatus KuntzeMadagascarMeiseBG1880-10
Gravesia microphylla (Cogn.) H.PerrierMadagascarMeiseBG1881-02
Sida ovata Forssk.EthiopiaMeiseBG
Zehneria thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C.JeffreyMadagascarMeiseBG
Pelekium gratum (P.Beauv.) TouwMadagascarMeiseBG1880
Aeschynomene mimosifolia VatkeKenyaMeiseBG
Dirinaria picta (Sw.) Schaer. ex Clem.TanzaniaMeiseBG1873-09
Vesicularia immunda (Renauld) CardotMadagascarMeiseBG
Sida ovata Forssk.EthiopiaMeiseBG1872-08


Virtual International Authority File of Johann Maria Hildebrandt

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