Christian Schkuhr

German botanist

1741   -   1811

country of citizenship: Germany, Holy Roman Empire
language of expression: German
educated at: University of Halle-Wittenberg
occupation: botanist, illustrator

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Christian Schkuhr (14 May 1741, Pegau – 17 July 1811, Wittenberg) was a German gardener, artist and botanist.He studied at the University of Wittenberg; while continuing to work as a gardener, he also became a master of design and engraving. An adherent of Linnaean taxonomy, he devoted himself to studying the flora of Wittenberg. The genus Schkuhria was named after him by Conrad Moench (now considered synonymous with Sigesbeckia). He is also commemorated with the genus Platyschkuhria (A.Gray) Rydb..
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