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Jakob Emanuel Lange (1864 - 1941) - a brief biography

J. E. Lange, Flora Agaricina

Dutch mycologist Jakob Emanuel Lange was born on 2nd April 1864. Having first worked as a gardener, in 1888 he took up a teaching post at the agricultural high school in Dalum bei Odense, in Denmark, and throughout his life he maintained a passionate interest in fungi; his mycological research work and publications were largely focussed on the systematics of agarics (gilled mushrooms).

Jakob Emanuel Lange, father of Danish mycologist/politician Knud Morten Lange (1919 - 2003), died on 27th December 1941 at the age of 77.

The standard author abbreviation J. E. Lange is used to indicate Jakob Emanuel Lange as the author when citing a botanical/mycological name.

Published Mycological Works

Jakob Emanuel Lange published extensively throughout his working life, and his son Morten Lange published a number of co-authored works after the death of Lange senior. Below is a selection of J. E. Lange's publications:

J. E. Lange (1914) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part I. Mycena.' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 1:5 pp. 1 - 40

J. E. Lange (1915) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part II. Amanita, Lepiota, Coprinus', in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 2:3 pp. 1 - 50

J. E. Lange (1917) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part III. Pluteus, Collybia, Inocybe,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 2:7 pp. 1 - 47

J. E. Lange (1921) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part IV. Pholiota, Marasmius, Rhodophyllus,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 2:11 pp. 1 - 41

J. E. Lange (1923) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: PartV. Ecological notes. The Hygrophorei, Stropharia and Hypholoma. Supplementary notes to Parts I-III,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 4:4 pp. 1 - 52

J. E. Lange (1926) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part VI. Psalliota, Russula,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 4:12 pp. 1 - 42

J. E. Lange (1928) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part VII. Volvaria, Flammula, Lactarius,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 5:5 pp. 1 - 49

J. E. Lange (1930) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part VIII. Omphalia, Pleurotus, Clitocybe,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 6:5 pp. 1 - 61

J. E. Lange (1933) 'Studies in the Agarics of Denmark: Part IX. Tricholoma, Lentinus, Panus, Nyctalis,' in Dansk Botanisk Arkiv 8:3 pp. 1 - 44

J. E. Lange (1935 - 1940) Flora Agaracina Danica (Agarics of Denmark), published in 5 volumes.

Selected Sources:

Pearson, A.A. (1947). Jakob E. Lange 1864-1941. Mycologia 39 (1): 1-4 (obituary)

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