Engler, HeinrichGustavAdolf

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Engler, HeinrichGustavAdolf (1844–1930)A German taxonomist and biogeographer who helped to develop a system for classifying plant families and genera. He collaborated with C. G. O.Drude to produce Die Vegetation der Erde, which began publication in 1896. Engler was professor at the museum and botanical gardens in Berlin-Dahlem.