František Kotlaba

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dr.  František Kotlaba.jpg

František Kotlaba (born May 20, 1927 in Vlastiboř , Czechoslovakia , † June 11, 2020 in Prague ) was a Czech botanist and mycologist . His botanical-mycological author's abbreviation is “ Kotl. ".


After studying natural sciences and education at Charles University in Prague , Kotlaba received a position at the National Museum in Prague in 1957 . From 1962 to 1990 he was a research assistant at the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Průhonice . For a long time, Kotlaba was a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Mykologické listy and is the author of several books, some of them of a popular scientific nature. One of his books, which was illustrated by František Procházka , was also published in German under the title Our mushrooms . The mycological journal Česká Mykologie , for which he contributed numerous articles, dedicated an issue to him on his 80th birthday in 2007. A genus from the family of stem porlings was also named Frantisekia in his honor .


Kotlabas main research areas taxonomy, distribution and ecology were the leaves mushrooms and Porlinge . He has also published several papers on fungus protection.


  • (1984): Zeměpisné rozšíření a ekologie chorošů (Polyporales s. L.) V Československu (1984) (Distribution and ecology of Porlinge (Polyporales s. L.) In Czechoslovakia).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ČESKÁ VĚDECKÁ SPOLEČNOST PRO MYKOLOGII. In: Czech Mykology. Czech Scientific Society for Mycology, accessed July 7, 2020 (Czech).
  2. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
  3. Wjacheslav Spirin, Ivan Zmitrovich: frantisekia - a new polypore genus (Polyporales, Basidiomycota) . In: Česká Mykologie 59 (1) / 2007. Pp. 141-151.
  4. ^ Frantisek Kotlaba (b. 1927), accessed on November 24, 2009.