August Wilhelm Eichler

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Eichler, August Wilhelm


Born Apr. 22, 1839, in Neukirchen; died Mar. 2,1887, in Berlin. German botanist.

Eichler graduated from the University of Marburg in 1860. He taught at the University of Munich beginning in 1865 and became professor at the university of Graz (1871), Kiel (1872), and Berlin (1878). His main works dealt with the systematics and comparative morphology of vascular plants. In Diagrams of Flowers (parts 1–2, 1875–78), he surveyed the comparative morphology of flowers of angiosperms. Eichler proposed a phylogenetic system of plants, which was developed by A. Engler.


[Schumann, R.] “A. W. Eichler.” Berichte der Deutschen Botani-schen Gesellschaft, vol. 5,1887.
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