Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
German systematic botanist and teacher. Benl was born in Nuremburg and graduated from the University of Munich. He worked as a schoolteacher in Munich from 1934-1973, meanwhile continuing his botanical studies, which focussed on the genus Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae) and ferns of tropical West Africa. He was associated with the state herbarium in Munich from 1946.
He did fieldwork in Australia in 1977-78.
Source: Extracted from: https://plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.person.bm000000600
Portrait Photo: 1078, George Chippendale collection held by ANBG.
Data from 87 specimens