Gustav Heinrich von Bongard
Life and work
Gustav Heinrich von Bongard worked in Saint Petersburg. He was one of the first botanists who described the in Alaska (then belonging to Russia ) newly discovered plants. Most of the plants described by him were from the collection of Karl Heinrich Mertens in Sitka ( Alaska). For example, written by Bongard the first description of Sitka spruce and red alder.
According to him the genus Bongardia the plant family of the Barberry ( Berberidaceae ) was named.
- Directory of the collected in 1838 on Saisang - Nor and the Irtysh plants (along with CA Meyer), 1841