Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob

Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob k?m?rr??s, Ger. ro?odlf ykp km?rr?o?os [key], 1665?1721, German botanist and physician. The first to present a clear and definite picture of sex in plants, Camerarius based his conclusions on careful experiments and observations. He described the stamen as the male organ and the ovary as the female organ and emphasized their relationship to the formation of seeds. He became a professor at the Univ. of Tbingen in 1688.

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