Tidestrom, Ivar

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Biographical History

Ivar Tidestrom (1864-1956) was a Swedish-born U.S. botanist. Tidestrom studied engineering at the University of California, but became interested in botany and eventually pursued it. Tidestrom received his doctorate degree in 1897. He worked first as an assistant to F. C. Coville at the Bureau of Plant Industry and later at the USDA. He specialized in United States flora. The genus Tidestromia Standl (Amaranthaceae) and a number of species are named in his honor. He died on August 2, 1956 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Source

Tidestrom, Ivar (Frederick) (1864-1956). In JStor Plant Science. Accessed April 9, 2012 at http://plants.jstor.org/person/bm000008467

Related entities

United States Dept. of Agriculture: Worked for F. C. Coville at the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Birth Date

1864

Death Date

1956

Topic

Botany

Form/Genre

Personal name

Occupation

Botanists