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Bentham, George (1800–1884)

George Bentham

George Bentham was a British botanist whose classification of gymnosperms (seed-plants) provided a foundation for modern classification systems of plants. 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).