Kai Larsen

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Kai Larsen

Kai Larsen (15 November 1926 in Hillerød – 23 August 2012)[1] was a Danish botanist.

Kai Larsen was professor of botany (Emeritus from 1-12-1996) at Århus University, Denmark. He was the Danish editor of Flora Nordica, editor of Flora of Thailand, advisor to Flora of China and executive member of Flora Malesiana.

He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[2] and the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.


Eponymous species

Some plants are named in recognizing his contribution to studying Asian flora:




  1. ^ In memoriam: Kai Larsen (2012). Species New to Science. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  2. ^ "Gruppe 5: Biologi" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  3. ^ IPNI.  K.Larsen.
  4. ^ a b Tirvengadum, D. D. 1993. Larsenaikia, a new genus of the Rubiaceae from Australia. Nordic J. Bot. 13:175–184. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.1993.tb00034.x
  5. ^ Chen, Y. F. & Zhang, D. X. 2005 Bauhinia larsenii, a fossil legume from Guangxi. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 147: 437-440. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2005.00373.x
  6. ^ Saensouk, P., Theerakulpisut, P., & Chantaranothai, P. 2007. Cornukaempferia larsenii sp. nov. (Zingiberaceae): a new species from Thailand. The Natural History of Chulalongkorn University. 7: 169–173.
  7. ^ Maknoi, C. (2006). A new species of Curcuma L. (Zingiberaceae) from Southeast Asia. In: Gardens' Bulletin (Singapore) 58(1): 41-46, ISSN 0374-7859, CODEN GABUAV.
  8. ^ Shimizu, T. 1977. Some addition notes on Impatiens (Balsaminaceae) of Thailand. Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 28 (1-3): 31-34.