Julius Schäffer

Julius Schäffer (1882, Markgröningen – 1944, Diessen am Ammersee): teacher, mycologist, specialist e. g. for the genera AgaricusCortinarius and Russula.

For biography and bibliography see Schäffer L., Zeitschr. Pilzk. 33(3–4): 49–74 (1967). More than 900 of his watercolour drawings of Basidiomycetes (mainly Agaricales and Russulales) are housed in the Botanische Staatssammlung München. The exemplary imaging and image editing of eight water colours by Julius Schäffer was done by staff members of the BSM in 1996.