Emil Friedrich August Walter (or Walther) Migula (born 1863 in Żyrowa, Poland; died 1938 in Eisenach, Germany) was a Poland-born German botanist.

In 1890, he was habilitated for botany at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, where he spent several years as a professor. At Karlsruhe, he also worked in the bacteriology department of the Food Research Institute. He was Professor of Botany at the research academy at Eisenach. [1]

He published many articles on the subjects of cryptogamic botany, bacteriology, and plant physiology. He is remembered for describing the proteobacterial genus Pseudomonas, and for publication of Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Deutsch-Österreich und der Schweiz [Cryptogamic Flora of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland], a work connected with Otto Wilhelm Thomé's Flora von Deutschland [Plants of Germany].[2] Other significant works by Migula include:

The standard author abbreviation Mig. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[4]


  1. ^ http://caliban.mpipz.mpg.de/migula/flora_2/high/IMG_9079.jpg
  2. ^ HathiTrust Digital Library Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, etc
  3. ^ WorldCat Identities (publications)
  4. ^ IPNI.  Mig.