Linnean Medal

award made annually to alternately a botanist or a zoologist

The Linnean Medal of the Linnean Society of London was established in 1888, and is awarded annually to alternately a botanist or a zoologist or (as has been common since 1958) to one of each in the same year. The medal was of gold until 1976, and is for the preceding years often referred to as "the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society", not to be confused with the official Linnean Gold Medal which is seldom awarded.The engraver of the medal was Charles Anderson Ferrier of Dundee, a Fellow of the Linnean Society from 1882. On the obverse of the medal is the head of Linnaeus in profile and the words "Carolus Linnaeus", on the reverse are the arms of the society and the legend "Societas Linnaeana optime merenti"; an oval space is reserved for the recipient's name.
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award received: Linnean Medal

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Author

Adolf Engler cover

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Adolf Engler

German botanist

works

9

Das Pflanzenreich

Leipzig :W. Engelmann,1900-1968. | Multiple institutions View Book

author: Adolf Engler

Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas

Berlin,D. Reimer,1895. | Missouri Botanical Garden, Peter H. Raven Library View Book

author: Adolf Engler

1895

Author

works

8

English Botany

book by James Edward Smith

author: James Edward Smith
illustrator: James Sowerby

1790

Exotic Botany

book by James Edward Smith

author: James Edward Smith

Flora Britannica

book by James Edward Smith

author: James Edward Smith

Author

John Maynard Smith

British theoretical evolutionary biologist and geneticist

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