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Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger

Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger

German botanist
Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger
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Intro German botanist
A.K.A. Pilg.
Was Scientist Botanist
From Germany
Type Science
Gender male
Birth 3 July 1876, Helgoland
Death 9 January 1953, Berlin (aged 76 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
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Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger (3 July 1876, in Helgoland – 1 September 1953, in Berlin) was a German botanist, who specialised in the study of conifers.
He collected plants in the Mato Grosso of Brazil, and from 1945 to 1950 was director of the botanical garden at Berlin-Dahlem.
The genera Pilgerodendron Florin (Cupressaceae) and Pilgerochloa Eig (Poaceae) are named in his honour.
Selected bibliography
Pilger, R. (1926). Phylogenie und Systematik der Coniferae. In: Engler, A., & Prantl, K. A. E. (eds.). Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien XIII. Leipzig.
Pilger, R. (1926). Pinaceae. In: Urban, I. (ed.). Plantae Haitienses III. Ark. Bot. 20 (4): A15: 9-10.
Pilger, R. (1931). Die Gattung Juniperus L. Mitt. Deutsch. Dendrol. Ges. 43: 255-269.

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