Jan Svatopluk Presl
Born(1791-09-04)4 September 1791
Died6 April 1849(1849-04-06) (aged 57)
Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire
Alma materCharles University
Scientific career
FieldsBotany, Chemistry
Author abbrev. (botany)J.Presl

Jan Svatopluk Presl (4 September 1791 – 6 April 1849) was a Czech natural scientist.

He was the brother of botanist Carl Borivoj Presl (1794–1852). The Czech Botanical Society commemorated the two brothers by naming its principal publication Preslia (founded in 1914). He is the author of Czech scientific terminology of various branches of science, including the Czech chemical nomenclature. He was the co-author of an important Czech taxonomic work, O Přirozenosti Rostlin.

Selected publications

The standard author abbreviation J.Presl is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[1]

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