Karl Koch (botanist)

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Karl Heinrich Emil Koch (1809 - 1879) was a German botanist. He was born in Ettersberg near Weimar, Germany.

He is best known for his botanical explorations in the Caucasus region, including northeast Turkey. Unfortunately, most of his collections have today been lost.

He became a professor at the University of Jena in 1836. He moved on to the University of Berlin in 1847, and was at the Berlin botanical gardens beginning in 1849. He became General Secretary of the Berlin Horticultural Society in 1852.

Koch is known as the first professional horticultural officer in Germany.

He died in Berlin.

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