William Nylander (1822-01-03 in Oulu, Finland – 1899-03-29 in Paris, France), Finnish botanist, lichenologist and entomologist. Together with Erik Acharius a very important figure in the field of lichenology. Nylander taught at the University of Helsinki for a number of years before later moving to Paris. Nylander pioneered the technique of determining the taxonomy of lichens by the use of chemical reagents, such as tinctures of iodine and hypochlorite, still used by lichenologists to this day.

William Nylander

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  • Nylander, W. 1846. Adnotationes in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae. 2: 875–944. PDF. Reference page
  • Nylander, W. 1846. Additamentum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium Europae. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 2: 1041–1062.
  • Nylander, W. 1848. Adnotationes in expositionem monographicam apum borealium. Notiser ur Sällskapets pro Fauna et Flora Fennica Förhandlingar 1: 165–282.
  • Nylander, W. 1849. Additamentum alterum adnotationum in monographiam formicarum borealium. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Fennicae 3: 25–48.

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