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Bentham, George (1800–1884)




George Bentham
British botanist whose classification of gymnosperms (seed-plants) provided a foundation for modern systems. With William Hooker (1785–1865) he wrote the multivolume Genera Plantarum (1862–83), a definitive work in its time. Bentham also wrote Handbook of British Flora (1858).


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