Robert Bentley (botanist)
Robert Bentley (25 March 1821 – 24 December 1893) was an English botanist. He is perhaps best remembered today for the four-volume Medicinal Plants, published in 1880 with Henry Trimen and containing over three hundred hand-colored plates by botanist David Blair.
Robert Bentley was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire in 1821. While apprenticed to a pharmacist in Tunbridge Wells, he developed an interest in botany. He subsequently studied medicine at King's College London, and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1847 and a Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1849. 
Books by Bentley
- A Manual of Botany: including the structure, functions, classification, properties, and uses of plants, etc. (1861), at Google Books
- Characters, Properties, and Uses of Eucalyptus (1874)
- Botany (1875, London)
- Medicinal Plants: being descriptions with original figures of the principal plants employed in medicine and an account of the characters, properties, and uses of their parts and products of medicinal value - written with Henry Trimen (1880, London, Churchill)
- The Student’s Guide to Structural, Morphological, and Physiological Botany (1883, London)
- A Text-book of Organic Materia Medica, comprising a description of the vegetable and animal drugs of the British Pharmacopoeia, with other non-official medicines, etc. (1887)
- Boulger, George Simonds (1901). "Bentley, Robert". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. 1. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 181–2.
- The Annual Register (1894, Longmans, Green, and Company, London, p. 212)
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