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Arthur Cronquist

American botanist

1919   -   1992

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Idaho State University, Utah State University, University of Minnesota
occupation: botanist
award received: Linnean Medal, Asa Gray Award

Arthur John Cronquist (March 19, 1919 – March 22, 1992) was an American biologist, botanist and a specialist on Compositae. He is considered one of the most influential botanists of the 20th century, largely due to his formulation of the Cronquist system as well as being the primary co-author to the Flora of the Pacific Northwest, still the most up to date flora for three northwest U.S. States to date. Two plant genera in the aster family have been named in his honor. These are Cronquistia, a possible synonym of Carphochaete, and Cronquistianthus, which is sometimes included as a group within Eupatorium. The former was applied by R.M. King and the latter by him and Harold E. Robinson.
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The divisions and classes of plants ( 1960 )

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author: Arthur Cronquist

On the Relationship between Taxonomy and Evolution ( 1969 )

scientific article (publication date: April 1969)

author: Arthur Cronquist

Broad Features of the System of Angiosperms ( 1969 )

scientific article (publication date: April 1969)

author: Arthur Cronquist

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