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Gustav Kunze (4 October 1793, Leipzig -30 April 1851, Leipzig was a German professor of zoology and an entomologist.

Kunze was Zoology Profeesor at Leipzig University. He as also director of the Botanical Gardens in Leipzig. In 1851, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The plant genus Kunzea was named in his honour.[1]


  • Beiträge zur Monographie der Rohrkäfer. Neue Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Halle, 2 (4): 1-56. (1818).
  • Zeugophora (Jochträger) eine neue Käfergattung. Neue Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Halle, 2 (4):. 71-76.(1818).


His collection is in Naturkundemuseum Leipzig.


  1. ^ Eliot RW, Jones DL, Blake T (1993). Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants Suitable for Cultivation: Volume 6 (K-M). Port Melbourne: Lothian Press. pp. p. 15. ISBN 0-85091-589-9.  
  2. ^ "Author Query". International Plant Names Index.  


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German botanist.


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