Skip to main content
Select Source:

Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob

Rudolph Jacob Camerarius (kămərâr´ēəs, Ger. rōō´dôlf yä´kôp kämərä´rēŏŏs), 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 Tübingen in 1688.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. 27 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 27, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/camerarius-rudolph-jacob

"Camerarius, Rudolph Jacob." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. . Retrieved July 27, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/camerarius-rudolph-jacob

Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob

Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob

(b. Tübingen, Germany, 12 February 1665; d. Tübingen, 11 September 1721),

botany.

For a detailed study of his life and work, see Supplement.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. . Encyclopedia.com. 27 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 27, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/camerarius-rudolf-jakob

"Camerarius, Rudolf Jakob." Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. . Retrieved July 27, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/camerarius-rudolf-jakob