The New International Encyclopædia/Braun, Alexander

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The New International Encyclopædia
Braun, Alexander
Edition of 1905. See also Alexander Braun on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BRAUN, broun, Alexander (1805-77). A German botanist. He was professor of botany in the universities of Freiburg, Giessen, and Berlin, successively, and was director of the Berlin Botanical Garden. He carried out numerous researches, chiefly on the morphology of plants. Among his works are: Betrachtungen über die Erscheinung der Verfüngung in der Natur, insbesondere in der Lebens- und Bildungsgeschichte der Pflanzen (1851), a treatise on the lower cryptogams, and Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Gattung Selaginella (1865).