Aino Marjatta Henssen

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Aino Henssen   (Henssen)

(1925-2011)   German lichenologist

Philipps-Universit t Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Honored with an Acharius Medal in 1992


Published author of:

Ephebe americana Henssen, 1963
Ephebe brasiliensis (Vain.) Henssen, 1963
Ephebe epheboides (F. Wilson) Henssen, 1963
Ephebe fruticosa Henssen, 1963
Ephebe hispidula (Ach.) Henssen, 1963
Ephebe japonica Henssen, 1963
Ephebe multispora (Å.E. Dahl) Henssen, 1963
Ephebe ocellata Henssen, 1963
Ephebe orthogonia Henssen, 1963
Ephebe trachytera (Nyl. ex Vain.) Henssen, 1963


Santessoniella arctophila (Th. Fr.) Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella chilensis (Hue) Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella elongata Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella grisea (Hue) Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella luctuosa (Hue) Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella polychidioides (Zahlbr.) Henssen, 1997
Santessoniella rosettiformis Henssen, 2000
Santessoniella rugosa Henssen & Kantvilas, 2000


Stromatella bermudana (Riddle) Henssen, 1989

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Obituary (from lichen-l listserver, 6 Sep 2011)[edit]

Aino M. Henssen
12. 4. 1925 - 29. 8. 2011

Dear friends and colleagues, in the early morning hours of August 29th, 2011 Aino Henssen passed away peacefully in her 87th year of life after long suffering from illness. Lichenologists will remember her as a dynamic, enthusiastic, very productive scientist, great university teacher and as a helpful and generous colleague.

In 1992 she was honoured with the Acharius Medal of IAL.

Many of us will sadly miss her as a very dear friend.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17th, 11.00 in Neue Friedhofskapelle Marburg/Lahn.

- Rosmarie Honegger


  • Lumbsch, H.T. and Döring, H. 2012: A tribute to Aino Marjatta Henssen (1925-2011). The Lichenologist: 44: 1-4. (doi:10.1017/S002428291100079X)