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August Wilhelm Eichler

Eichler, August Wilhelm (ouˈgŏst vĭlˈhĕlm Īkhˈlər) [key], 1839–87, German botanist. He worked out the symmetry of the parts of a flower and developed a system of plant classification which, after later work on it by Adolf Engler, was widely adopted by European botanists. He wrote a syllabus of pharmaceutical botany.

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