Markku Häkkinen

Häkkinen
Markku Häkkinen (14 January 1946 – 5 December 2015) was a Finnish self-taught botanist, considered one of the world's leading experts on the taxonomy of bananas Forty-six out of the seventy known species of wild bananas have been described by Häkkinen.wikipedia
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Botany

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Markku Häkkinen (14 January 1946 – 5 December 2015) was a Finnish self-taught botanist, considered one of the world's leading experts on the taxonomy of bananas Forty-six out of the seventy known species of wild bananas have been described by Häkkinen.

Taxonomy (biology)

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Markku Häkkinen (14 January 1946 – 5 December 2015) was a Finnish self-taught botanist, considered one of the world's leading experts on the taxonomy of bananas Forty-six out of the seventy known species of wild bananas have been described by Häkkinen.

Banana

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Markku Häkkinen (14 January 1946 – 5 December 2015) was a Finnish self-taught botanist, considered one of the world's leading experts on the taxonomy of bananas Forty-six out of the seventy known species of wild bananas have been described by Häkkinen.

Species description

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Markku Häkkinen (14 January 1946 – 5 December 2015) was a Finnish self-taught botanist, considered one of the world's leading experts on the taxonomy of bananas Forty-six out of the seventy known species of wild bananas have been described by Häkkinen.

Linnean Society of London

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The Linnaean Society of London awarded him the H. H. Bloomer Award of 2009.

H. H. Bloomer Award

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The Linnaean Society of London awarded him the H. H. Bloomer Award of 2009.

Sea captain

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Häkkinen became interested in botany on his travels around the world during his career as a fully certificated sea captain.

Borneo

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Brunei

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

China

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

India

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Indonesia

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Malaysia

🇲🇾MalaysianMalaya
He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Thailand

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He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Vietnam

🇻🇳Viet NamSocialist Republic of Vietnam
He has made 18 expeditions to Borneo, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Musa (genus)

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The following Musa species have been named in honor of him: Musa haekkinenii, Musa velutina subsp.

Musa velutina

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The following Musa species have been named in honor of him: Musa haekkinenii, Musa velutina subsp.

Häkkinen

Markku Häkkinen (born 1946), Finnish botanist; authority on the Musaceae family