The botanical expeditions of Prof. Kâmil Karamanoğlu (1920-1976)
and his plant collection
Prof. Dr. Kâmil Karamanoğlu (1920-1976) was head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Ankara University from 1965 on. He has been appointed dean of the same faculty in 1966. He lectured and wrote a textbook on Pharmaceutical Botany. As a researcher, he was interested in the Turkish flora. He travelled through Anatolia and collected plant specimens. The Flora of Turkey (1965-2000) cites 239 specimens of him. 16 of them are type specimens. He is the collector of two of them, while he is co-collector in the others. Three species bear his name as epithet. He has gathered from 61 provinces between 1942 and 1970. He has specimens in AEF, ANK, E, GOET, ISTE, ISTF, K and Hb.Hub.-Mor. His collection in ANK counts 1897 registered specimens, where many others remain yet unregistered.
Key words: Kâmil Karamanoğlu, flora of Turkey, collectors, pharmaceutical botany, history of botany. Anahtar kelimeler: Kâmil Karamanoğlu, Türkiye florası, toplayıcılar, farmasötik botanik, botanik tarihi.