Nikolai Tzvelev

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Nikolai Nikolayevich Tzvelev (also romanized Nikolái Tsveliov; Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Цвелёв) (January 31 (according to the passport February 3) 1925, Tambov - July 19, 2015, St. Petersburg) was a Russian botanist, a specialist in the field of systematics, floristry, morphology and evolution of vascular plants. He was a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2000) .

Among his most important scientific achievements is a critical revision of the taxonomy of the grass family, a study of the problems of the origin of this taxon and its further evolution.

He recognized Korringia as a genus, when Anna Prokofevna Czukavina described it only as a sect. of Polygonum.

This author is usually abbreviated «Tzvelev» when citing a botanical name.

Taxa by Tzvelev[change | change source]

Arctanthemum arcticum (L.)Tzvelev.

Works[change | change source]

2007 Vascular Plants of Russia and Adjacent States (the Former USSR)