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24 April 2020 Bernhard Zepernick (1926–2019)
Hans Walter Lack, Thomas Raus
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Citation: Lack H. W. & Raus Th. 2020: Bernhard Zepernick (1926–2019). – Willdenowia 50: 165–171. doi:  https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.50.50202

Version of record first published online on 24 April 2020 ahead of inclusion in August 2020 issue.

Bernhard Zepernick (Fig. 1) passed away on 7 December 2019 at the age of 93 in Berlin. He was a retired curator at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM) and the co-author of a very useful collection of materials on the history of the institution to which he belonged from 1974 until his retirement in 1991. A man of broad interests, among them ethnobotany and medicinal plants, he was for several years in charge of BGBM's public relations.

A belated start under difficult conditions

BZ was born on 1 December 1926 as the only child of Wilhelm Zepernick and his wife Frieda, née Krausche, in Berlin. His father was an employee of Siemens, active in the company's administration. BZ attended primary school, followed by Realschule in Berlin-Spandau, but starting from his youth his life was overshadowed by bad health. He suffered from what were probably the consequences of infectious endocarditis contracted at a time when no antibiotics were as yet available. This chronic cardiac infirmity accompanied him for all his life and was the reason why he could never seriously contemplate doing fieldwork. On the other hand, his fragile health was the reason for not being conscripted during the Second World War, neither to the German army nor to the German Volkssturm, the national militia established during the last months of the war. During the Battle of Berlin his life was incidentally saved by a neighbour who was able to convince a group of Soviet soldiers that BZ was not a clandestine fighter but chronically ill and had never worn a uniform. After the armistice he attended a business school in the British sector of Berlin; subsequently he had several short employments as a clerk, with spells of unemployment in between. It was only in 1956 that BZ, aged 30, passed the Abitur, the prerequisite for being enrolled at a university in Germany, on a second-chance track.

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Bernhard Zepernick in 2009.

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Interested in big game with the dream of becoming one day the director of a zoological garden, BZ studied zoology and botany at the Freie Universität Berlin in the years 1956–1962. Among others he attended the botany lessons given by Theo Eckardt (1910–1977), professor of botany (Gerloff 1978), who was to be appointed in 1964 director of the BGBM, then an institution independent from the university. BZ was employed for a short interval at the Technische Universität Berlin in the field of botany, after having successfully passed the state exam, the prerequisite for becoming Studienrat, i.e. a civil servant teaching in a regular, state-owned grammar school in Germany. Rather surprisingly he subsequently decided to continue his studies at the Freie Universität and chose ethnology, anthropology and Dutch philology as his subjects. Here his mentor was Hans Nevermann (1902–1982), head of the South Pacific department of the Ethnographical Museum in Berlin and honorary professor at the Freie Universität (Zepernick 1985). Making use of his previously acquired knowledge in botany and supervised by Nevermann, BZ wrote both his M. Phil. thesis and his Ph. D. thesis on topics that could be qualified either as contributions to ethnology or to ethnobotany. Both had Polynesia as their geographical focus and were published in Berlin: the first dealt with dye plants in Polynesia and appeared as a volume of Willdenowia Beihefte; the latter gave an overview of medicinal plants in Polynesia and was published in Baessler-Archiv, Beiträge zur Völkerkunde. Promoted Dr. phil. at the Freie Universität in 1969, BZ worked for a few years as Wissenschaftlicher Hilfsassistent at the Chair of Comparative Ethnology, and later, from 1971 until 1974, as scientific assistant at the Institute of Genetics, both positions belonging to the Freie Universität. Apart from a share in academic teaching, his duties at the Institute of Genetics included the continuous cultivation of larvae of the fly Phryne for cytological studies. Because of the retirement of BZ's superior, no pertinent papers were ever published. It was in 1971 that he married Hannchen Gärtner, 23 years his junior, who became his companion for life and the mother of their two sons, Thilo and Florin.

At the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

In the early 1970s Eckardt had managed in a carefully staged political manoeuvre to substantially increase the number of permanent positions for scientists at the BGBM. One of his early recruits was BZ, aged 47, who was appointed curator on 15 August 1974 and thus had finally entered a safe harbour for his professional life.

At that time the Botanic Garden and the Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem was, as the name implied, a botanic garden and a botanical museum and comprised a rich herbarium and a substantial library, all belonging to the Land Berlin. Research was welcome, but within limits, and Eckardt made sure that the scientists, all at that time civil servants in permanent positions, served the institution to which they were affiliated and, at least indirectly, the public. BZ, a generalist with knowledge in ethnobotany, but definitely neither a plant taxonomist nor a herbarium specialist, perfectly fitted into Eckardt's concept for his scientific staff. Unsurprisingly the latter asked BZ to supervise the section of the botanic garden dedicated to medicinal plants. In addition, he took over the responsibility for those families of flowering plants, both in the herbarium and the living collections, that had previously been curated by G. M. Schulze (1909–1985; Gerloff 1986) and G. K. Schulze-Menz (1908–1978; Potztal 1979), who had both just retired.

In those far-off days, the entrance fee for the botanic garden was one symbolic Deutsche Mark, while entrance to the botanical museum was for free. The number of visitors per year was counted, but admittedly the income they created was a minor factor in the budget. Eckardt belonged to the generation of directors who regarded his institution, among others, as a place for public education where accurate information was offered to the general public. In addition, he wished his visitors to come home well, i.e. better, informed. This resulted in each curator's obligation to offer guided tours to the botanic garden and the botanical museum at regular intervals, and not just general tours, but focused on clearly circumscribed topics to be announced well in advance. BZ was particularly active in this field and is mentioned in a report to have undertaken no less than 25 such guided tours in two years. It also went without saying that guidebooks for the botanic garden, for the botanical museum, brochures on specific topics and a miscellany of handouts were produced by the members of the BGBM's scientific staff, and BZ was one of the contributors. Several brochures published years later, two co-authored with I. Hagemann (1944–; curator at the BGBM 1979–1992) and focused on children, as well as miscellaneous other contributions were the result of this aspect of BZ's work. As a man of broad interests and gifted with good communication skills he was chosen by Eckardt as the member of staff responsible for BGBM's public relations, an obligation he continued to fulfil for several years, including the first years of W. Greuter (1938–) as director of the BGBM (see below).

As editor of Willdenowia and Willdenowia Beihefte BZ followed W. Schultze-Motel (1934 – 2011; Hiepko 2011), but BZ was responsible for BGBM's publications only for four years, i.e. for Willdenowia 7(3) (1975), 8 (1977–1979) and Willdenowia Beihefte 8 (1975; together with Schultze-Motel), 9 (1976) – 11(1978). It should be kept in mind that at that time the role of editor meant basically reading the manuscripts submitted for publication and marking them typographically for the printers. The age of the obligatory peer-review process undertaken by two independent, external referees was still to come. For the following six years, i.e. for Willdenowia 9 (1979) to Willdenowia 15(1) (1985), BZ was responsible only for the book reviews published in this journal, of which a very considerable number was written by him.

A further commission came from Johannes Gerloff (1915–2000; Kusber & Jahn 2007), who acted as interim director of the BGBM after the retirement of Eckardt until Greuter was appointed professor of botany at the Freie Universität and director of the BGBM on 1 April 1978. Gerloff asked BZ and F. K. Timler (1914–1995; Zepernick 1995) to write an account of the history of the BGBM for the tercentenary of the foundation of the Botanic Garden by Friedrich Wilhelm, the elector of Brandenburg, to be celebrated in 1979. This resulted in an extremely valuable collection of documents on the complex history of this institution and appeared as the first volume of the series Englera. Although not a chronicle in the strict sense, this book continues to be obligatory reading for everyone interested in the development of the BGBM with its ups and downs from its foundation in 1679 until 1979. Considering the fact that BZ suffered from a severe pneumonia in 1978 leading to COPD for the rest of his life, the publication of this volume in time for the celebration was at the same time a very personal achievement for BZ and his co-author.

However, medicinal plants also remained high on BZ's agenda, resulting in, e.g., a dictionary of officinal plants co-authored by L. Langhammer and J. B. P. Lüdcke (Zepernick & al. 1983). Apart from being a standard textbook, this book also contained references to the pharmacopoeias of Austria, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Democratic Republic of Germany, and Switzerland as well as to the European and Homeopathic Pharmacopoeias.

In collaboration with F. K. Timler, BZ was among the contributors to the Flora of Togo, a BGBM-initiated project (Brunel & al. 1984), writing the accounts of 25 families. Moreover, he possessed a deep interest in the history of science, which resulted among others in a paper on the extra-European travels of Adolf Engler (1844–1930; e.g. Lack 2000) and in three more papers on colonial botany.

After retirement

Collaboration with I. Hagemann continued after BZ's retirement on 30 November 1991 and resulted in the coauthored publication of a new guidebook for the Botanic Garden that appeared in a German and English version. On the same line was a guidebook for the medicinal garden on the grounds of the Botanic Garden written in collaboration with S. von Kruedener and I. Hagemann, and subsequently published in French and Flemish translations by the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. BZ wrote two more books on this topic, both focused on the cultivation of medicinal plants in one's own garden and with a distinctly practical approach. Otherwise BZ contributed to the multi-volume textbook Hagers Handbuch der Pharmazeutischen Praxis and wrote essays for catalogues that accompanied major exhibitions in Berlin, e.g. “Amerika 1492–1992” and “Schön und nützlich”, the latter on historical gardens in Brandenburg.

For BZ retirement also meant more time, in particular for travelling with his wife, and this he thoroughly enjoyed. Destinations included Africa south of the Sahara, among them two trips to Namibia, the United States, Uzbekistan and many places all over Europe. Always found in music, BZ enjoyed his rich collection of vinyl records, tapes and discs with a special emphasis on military marches and reading publications in the fields of geography, geology and ethnology—unsurprising for a man who had published a long list of book reviews, notably in Willdenowia.

As a member of several scientific societies, all based in Germany, BZ attended many meetings, mostly accompanied by his wife. In particular, he developed a special attachment to the Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, the oldest natural history society in what is now Germany, founded in 1773, and acted for a short period as its treasurer. This resulted in the mammoth project of producing a biographical dictionary of all the 1840 members of this society, i.e. from its foundation until 1973, which included a long list of celebrities from Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838) to Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765–1812). BZ had the satisfaction of seeing this valuable mine of otherwise widely scattered information comprising 399 pages published in his 87th year.

In 2016 BZ was still able to travel with his wife to Mallorca and to celebrate, admittedly weak, but still with a clear mind, his ninetieth birthday with his family and his colleagues in Berlin. However, over the following three years he suffered from strokes and deteriorated also mentally, which necessitated the transfer to a home for the elderly. He had the fortune to remain free from pain and did not complain about his reduced circumstances. Having received a last visit from his wife on 6 December 2019 he died rather unexpectedly the following night in Berlin. Though sickly from his youth and often in bad health, BZ had lived a long and fruitful life.

As a person, BZ was a kind and helpful colleague, deeply rooted in Christian, i.e. humanitarian principles, enjoying many social contacts. At the same time he was definitely more of a lexicographer than a curator or researcher. Good in communicating to the general public, he possessed a deep affection for the plant world in general and the Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem in particular, to which he had dedicated seventeen years of his professional life.

Publications of Bernhard Zepernick

1967

Bemerkungen zur Färberei der Polynesier. – Baessler-Arch., ser. 2, 15: 329–365.

Pflanzen zur Farbstoffgewinnung in Polynesien. – Willdenowia Beih. 5.

1968

Verhalten sich Sprachen wie Tierarten? – Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 8: 157–160.

1970

Pflanzennamen als Hinweis auf kulturelle Beziehungen innerhalb Polynesiens. – Pp. 202–206 in: Pohle Ch., Pohle H. & Mahr G. (ed.), Festschrift zum hundertjährigen Bestehen der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte 1869 – 1969. 2. – Berlin: Heßling.

1971

Baststoff in Melanesien und Neuguinea. – Tribus 20: 137–153.

Die Arzneipflanzen in Eduard Arnings ethnographischen Notizen aus Hawaii 1883–1886. – Z. Ethnol. 96: 102–103.

Die zoologisch-botanische Nomenklatur als allgemeines Verständigungsmittel. – Ethnomedizin 1: 113–121.

1972

Arzneipflanzen der Polynesier. – Baessler-Arch., ser. 2, Beih. 8.

Die Pflanzenwelt Ozeaniens und Australiens. – Führungsblatt 101, Museum für Völkerkunde, Abteilung Südsee. – Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

1975

Die Arzneipflanzen in den deutschsprachigen Pharmakopöen der Gegenwart. – Willdenowia 7: 591–653.

1977

(Brooks R. R., Wither E. D. & —): Cobalt and nickel in Rinorea species. – Pl. & Soil 47: 707–712.

Theo Eckardt †. – Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 17: 8–11.

1978

(Timler F. K. & —): Der Berliner Botanische Garten. Seine 300jährige Geschichte vom Hof- und Küchengarten des Großen Kurfürsten zur wissenschaftlichen Forschungsstätte. [= Berliner Forum 7/78]. – Berlin: Presse- und Informationsamt des Landes Berlin.

Die Arzneipflanzen in den deutschsprachigen Pharmakopöen: Veränderungen im Jahre 1976. – Willdenowia 8: 369–374.

Typen und Typoide der Flacourtiaceae im Generalherbar des Botanischen Museums Berlin-Dahlem. [De Herbario Berolinensi Notulae No. 3]. – Willdenowia 8: 409–424.

1979

Typen der Flacourtiineae (ausgenommen Flacourtiaceae) im Generalherbar des Botanischen Museums Berlin-Dahlem. [De Herbario Berolinensi Notulae No. 9]. – Willdenowia 9: 199–202.

(— & Karlsson E.-M.): Berlins Botanischer Garten. [= Berlinische Reminiszenzen 51]. – Berlin: Haude & Spener.

(— & Karlsson E.-M.): Blütezeit. 300 Jahre Botanischer Garten Berlin. – Der Tagesspiegel, 35. Jahrg., 10402: 51, 10408: 47, 10414: 34. – Berlin: Der Tagesspiegel.

(— & Timler F. K.): Grundlagen zur 300jährigen Geschichte des Berliner Botanischen Gartens. – Englera 1.

1980

(Dietrich D., Gipper H., Helmcke J.-G., Klemm P., Posner R., Salnikow J., Sebeok Th. A., Todt D. & —): Grenzen zwischen Mensch und Tier. Podiumsdiskussion vom 18. September 1979 als Abschluß der Vortragsreihe „Aktuelle Probleme zur geistigen Situation der Gegenwart“. – Mitt. Berliner Ges. Anthropol. Ethnol. Urgesch. 5: 191–204.

(ed.): Gerhard Heberer. Allgemeine Abstammungslehre. Ed. 2. – Göttingen, Zürich: Muster-Schmidt.

1981

Pflanzen als Nahrungs- und Genussmittel in Ozeanien. – Führungsblatt 102, Museum für Völkerkunde, Abteilung Südsee. – Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

(— & Timler F. K.): Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler, comb. nova (Rutaceae). – Willdenowia 11: 361–362.

1982

(Timler F. K. & —): Chamissos ‘Übersicht der nutzbarsten und der schädlichsten Gewächse'. – Zandera 1: 31–39.

1983

(Heilmeyer M. & —): Botanische Bestimmungen der Blumen. – In: Kelch J., Jan Brueghel der Ältere (Brüssel 1568–1625 Antwerpen), Der Blumenstrauß. Um 1619/20. – Führungsblatt 752. Gemäldegalerie, Flämische und Holländische Malerei. – Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Der Botanische Garten Berlin in Geschichte und Gegenwart. – Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 23: 30–38.

Der Apfel. Die Heckenrose. Die Himbeere Die Brombeere. Der Schwarze Holunder. Die Sauerkirsche Die Vogelkirsche. – Führungsblatt 1, 7, 8/9, 10, 24/25 in: Struck R. (ed.), Wildobst und Gartenobst. – Berlin: Museumspädagogischer Dienst und Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

(—, Langhammer L. & Lüdcke J. B. P.): Lexikon der offizinellen Arzneipflanzen. AB-DDR, DAB, HAB, ÖAB, Ph.Eur., Ph.Helv. – Berlin, New York: De Gruyter.

(— & Karlsson-Strese E.-M.): Natürliche Farbstofflieferanten und Stoffärbeprozesse. – Pp. 11–21 in: Nixdorff H. & Müller H., Weiße Westen – Rote Roben. Von den Farbordnungen des Mittelalters zum individuellen Farbgeschmack. – Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

1984

(Mattick F. & —): Die Veröffentlichungen von Fritz Mattick. – Pp. 8–13 in: Gerloff J., Prof. Dr. Fritz Mattick (17.5.1901 – 3.1.1984). – Willdenowia 14: 3–13.

Knoops ‘Fructologia' und ‘Dendrologia’ von 1763. – Zandera 3: 1–10.

(— & Karlsson-Strese E.-M.): Natürliche Farbstofflieferanten und Stoffärbeprozesse. – Pp. 11–21 in: Nixdorff H. & Müller H., Weiße Westen – Rote Roben. Von den Farbordnungen des Mittelalters zum individuellen Farbgeschmack. Ed. 2. – Berlin: Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

(— & Timler F. K.): Anacardiaceae, Balsaminaceae, Bombacaceae, Burseraceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Flacourtiaceae, Guttiferae, Leeaceae, Linaceae, Malphigiaceae, Meliaceae, Melianthaceae, Ochnaceae, Oxalidaceae, Passifloraceae, Rhamnaceae, Rutaceae, Sapindaceae, Simaroubaceae, Sterculiaceae, Vitaceae, Zygophyllaceae, Marantaceae, Musaceae, Zingiberaceae. – Pp. 74–80, 106–107, 111–113, 116–117, 183, 211–213, 216–219, 234, 319, 329–330, 347–350, 351, 371–374, 380–381, 382–383, 395–397, 440–441, 442–447, 461–462, 468–473, 497–504, 504–505, 661–663, 663–664, 686–689 in: Brunel J. F., Hiepko P. & Scholz H. (ed.), Flore analytique du Togo, Phanérogames. – Englera 4.

1985

(Timler F. K. & —):”Die Verhandlungen des Vereins zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in den Preußischen Staaten” seit Gründung des Vereins im Jahre 1822 bis zum Jahre 1830. – Zandera 4: 1–13.

Die „Mitteilungen der Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte“. – Mitt. Berliner Ges. Anthropol. Ethnol. Urgesch. 6: 9–16.

Hans Nevermann, Leben und Werk. – Z. Ethnol. 110: 1–42.

In memoriam Hans Nevermann. – Mitt. Berliner Ges. Anthropol. Ethnol. Urgesch. 6: 18–19.

Material aus den Pfahlbauten Robenhausen, Möringen, Schussenried und Mondsee im Botanischen Museum Berlin-Dahlem. – Willdenowia 14: 405–407 [“1984”].

1986

(Ern H. & —): Botanischer Garten Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin (West). – Wiss. Beitr. Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, P, Biowiss. Beitr. 24: 13–15.

(Hagemann I. & —): Blätter. Ein Suchspiel für Kinder. – Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

1987

(Hagemann I. & —): Blätter. Ein Suchspiel für Kinder im Botanischen Garten Berlin-Dahlem. Ed. 2. – Berlin: Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins.

(Hagemann I. & —): Kulturpflanzen, Der Duft- und Tastgarten. – Pp. 54–63, 64–66 in Anon., Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem. [= Museum 1987(2)]. – München: Magazinpresse Verlag.

(Timler F. K. & —): German colonial botany. – Ber. Deutsch. Bot. Ges. 100: 143–168

1988

(Hagemann I. & —): Früchte. Ein Suchspiel für Kinder im Botanischen Garten Berlin-Dahlem. – Berlin: Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins.

(— & Timler F. K.): Ansichtsplan Kurfürstlicher Garten im Botanischen Garten Berlin-Dahlem (Faltblatt 63 × 29,5 cm). – Berlin: Museumspädagogischer Dienst.

1989

Adolf Englers außereuropäische Reisen. – Willdenowia 19: 13–26.

1990

(Ern H. & —): Botanischer Garten Berlin Dahlem, Berlin (West). – Wiss. Beitr. Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, P, Biowiss. Beitr. 40: 16–19.

Euphorbiaceae. – Pp. 436–437 in: Hiepko P. & Scholz H. (ed.), Additions et corrections à la ‘Flore analytique du Togo'. – Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Sect. B, Adansonia 11: 433–446 [“1989”].

(— & Timler F. K.): Anacardiaceae, Meliaceae, Ochnaceae, Sapindaceae, Sterculiaceae, Vitaceae. – P. 434, 438, 439, 440 in: Hiepko P. & Scholz H. (ed.), Additions et corrections à la ‘Flore analytique du Togo'. – Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Sect. B, Adansonia 11: 433–446 [“1989”].

Uralt Lavendel – Parfümpflanzen vom Mittelmeer. Manzille, Pfefferminze und Verveine – Kräutertees vom Mittelmeer. Der Ölbaum, die Taube Noahs. Der Feigenbaum, vom Paradies bis heute. Die Weinrebe, das Geschenk der Kolchis. [Blatt 15, 17, 30, 42, 43 in: Mediterrane Pflanzen]. – Berlin: Museumspädagogischer Dienst und Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

(— & Timler F. K.): Beiträge zur botanischen Erforschung außereuropäischer Länder. – Pp. 319–355 in: Schnarrenberger C. & Scholz H. (ed.), Geschichte der Botanik in Berlin. [= Heckelmann, D. (ed.), Wissenschaft und Stadt 15]. – Berlin: Colloquium Verlag.

1991

Zwischen Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft. Die deutsche Schutzgebiets-Botanik. – Ber. Wissenschaftsgesch. 13: 207–217 [“1990”].

1992

(Hagemann I. & —): Der Botanische Garten Berlin-Dahlem. Führer durch das Freiland und die Gewächshäuser. – Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

(Hänsel R., Stahl-Biskup E. & —): Arachis, Copernicia. – Pp. 316–321, 993–996 in: Blaschek W., Hänsel R., Keller K., Reichling J., Rimpler H. & Schneider G. (ed.), Hagers Handbuch der Pharmazeutischen Praxis. Ed. 5. Band 4: Drogen A–D. – Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer.

(— & Böndel D.): Atlantischer Austausch, Kulturpflanzen und Haustiere. – Pp. 257–264 in: Briesemeister D., Domnick H. J., Helfrich K., Bolz P. & Ruhnau E. (ed.), Amerika 1492–1992. Neue Welten – Neue Wirklichkeiten. Katalog. – Braunschweig: Westermann.

(—, Zögner L. & Zögner G.): Frühe Erforschung. Auf Humboldts Spuren. – Pp. 211–216, 235–245 in: Briesemeister D., Domnick H. J., Helfrich K., Bolz P. & Ruhnau E. (ed.), Amerika 1492–1992. Neue Welten – Neue Wirklichkeiten. Katalog. – Braunschweig: Westermann.

1993

(Hagemann I. & —): The Berlin-Dahlem Botanic Garden. Guide to the Grounds and Greenhouses, translated by Lowell Smith. – Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

(Kruedener S. von, Hagemann I. & —): Arzneipflanzen, altbekannt und neu entdeckt. – Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

(Seitz R. & —): Marrubium, Musa. – Pp. 777–782, 859–863 in: Blaschek W., Hänsel R., Keller K., Reichling J., Rimpler H. & Schneider G. (ed.), Hagers Handbuch der Pharmazeutischen Praxis. Ed. 5. Band 5: Drogen E–O. – Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer.

(Stahl-Biskup E., — & Henkler G.): Illicium. – Pp. 512–523 in: Blaschek W., Hänsel R., Keller K., Reichling J., Rimpler H. & Schneider G. (ed.), Hagers Handbuch der Pharmazeutischen Praxis. Ed. 5. Band 5: Drogen E–O. – Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer.

1994

Kartoffeln und Mais gegen Weizen und Hafer. Zum Austausch von Kulturpflanzen und Haustieren zwischen Alter und Neuer Welt. – Mitt. Berliner Ges. Anthropol. Ethnol. Urgesch. 15: 89–98.

Leonhart Fuchs und die Medizin seiner Zeit. [Blatt 2 in: Dagegen ist ein Kraut gewachsen. Sonderausstellung]. – Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem.

1995

„…einHerbarium,welchesunbezweifeltdasmeisteNeue für den Naturforscher enthält …“Botanische Ergebnisse der Amerikareisen des Prinzen Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied. – Fauna & Fl. Rheinland-Pfalz Beih. 17: 215–229.

1996

(— & Hoffmann I.): Heilpflanzen im eigenen Garten. – Berlin: Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverlag.

1997

Friedrich Karl Timler (1914–1995). – Willdenowia 27: 285–288.

(— & Stahl-Biskup E.): Gelidium. – Pp. 778–783 in: Blaschek W., Hänsel R., Keller K., Reichling J., Rimpler H. & Schneider G. (ed.), Hagers Handbuch der Pharmazeutischen Praxis. Ed. 5. Folgeband 2: Drogen A–K. – Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer.

1999

(Kruedener S. von, Hagemann I. & —): Geneeskrachtige planten, oude kennis herontdekt. – Meise: Nationale Plantentuin van België.

(Kruedener S. von, Hagemann I. & —): Plantes médicinales connues et méconnues. – Meise: Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.

Nevermann, Hans. – Pp. 191–192 in: Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed.), Neue deutsche Biographie 19. – Berlin: Duncker & Humblodt. – Published at  https://www.deutsche-biographie.de/pnd138523169.html#ndbcontent

2001

(— & Hoffmann I.): Der Heilpflanzengarten. Moderne Konzepte – Historische Beispiele. – Graz: Stocker.

(— & Meretz W.): Christian Konrad Sprengel's life in relation to his family and his time. On the occasion of his 250th birthday. – Willdenowia 31: 141–152.

2002

Die Botanische Zentralstelle für die deutschen Kolonien. – Pp. 107–111 in: Van der Heyden U. & Zeller J. (ed.), Kolonialmetropole Berlin. Eine Spurensuche. – Berlin: Berlin Edition.

2004

(— & Hoffmann I.): Chamissos Wirken für die Botanik in Berlin. Der Botanische Garten in Schöneberg. – Pp. 176–178, 204–210 in: Heilmeyer M., Klausmeier A. & Dorgerloh A. (ed.), Schön und nützlich. Aus Brandenburgs Kloster-, Schloss- und Küchengärten. – Berlin: Henschel.

2013

Die Mitglieder der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1773 bis 1973. – Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 48: 7–405.

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Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for Hannchen Zepernick, Berlin, who kindly shared her knowledge of BZ's life and work with us and permitted access to miscellaneous notes collected by her late husband. Thanks are due to Nils Seethaler, Berlin, for selected bibliographical verifications in the archives of the Berliner Gesellschaft für Anthropologie, Ethnologie und Urgeschichte.

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Hans Walter Lack and Thomas Raus "Bernhard Zepernick (1926–2019)," Willdenowia 50(2), 165-171, (24 April 2020). https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.50.50202
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