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Raunkiaer, Christen

Raunkiaer, Christen (1876–1960) A Danish ecologist who suggested that the earliest flowering plants grew under tropical conditions and that as their descendants spread to less hospitable regions they evolved a range of mechanisms in order to survive. This led him to develop a system for classifying types of plant according to the positions of their perennating buds in relation to the soil surface (see RAUNKIAER's LIFE-FORM CLASSIFICATION).

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Raunkiaer, Christen

Raunkiaer, Christen (1876–1960)A Danish ecologist who suggested that the earliest flowering plants grew under tropical conditions and that as their descendants spread to less hospitable regions they evolved a range of mechanisms in order to survive. This led him to develop a system for classifying types of plant according to the positions of their perennating buds in relation to the soil surface (see Raunkiaer's life-form classification).

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"Raunkiaer, Christen." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/raunkiaer-christen