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João Geraldo Kuhlmann

João Geraldo Kuhlmann, Brazilian botanist (Blumenau, Santa Catarina State 02 December 1882 – Rio de Janeiro 13 March 1958)
 

Son of German immigrants

Brother in Law of botanist Frederico C. Hoehne
World authority on botanical systematics 
 
Patented the utilization of palm petioles for replacing imported cork
 
 

DESCRIBED PLANTAE TAXA

Families

Perisdicaceae 1950

Duckeodendraceae 1950

Valid Genera  

Clinostemon 1928 with Sampaio

Cyrillopsis 1925

Dialypetalanthus 1925

Didymocistus 1940

Duckeodendron 1925

Goniodiscus 1933

Hydrogaster 1935

Merianthera 1935

Paradrypetes 1935

Paratecoma 1931

Spheneria 1922

Sterigmapetalum 1925

Species

108
 
 

HONORS

Genus Kuhlmanniodendron Fiaschi & Groppo 2008 (Achariaceae)

Honorary President, International Botanical Congress at Tucumán, Argentina (1940), Stockholm, Sweden (1950) and Paris, France (1954)