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The New International Encyclopædia/Braun, Alexander

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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).