Eichler, August Wilhelm
Eichler, August Wilhelm ou´go͝ost vĭl´hĕlm īkh´lər [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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