Robert Louis August Maximilian Gürke

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Robert Louis August Maximilian Gürke (November 17, 1854 in Beuthen, now Bytom Odrzański – March 16, 1911 in Berlin) was a German botanist. He usually appears in the literature as Max Gürke.

Life[edit]

He attended the Realschule in Görlitz, obtaining his Matura certificate in 1875, studied natural sciences in Berlin and later worked as a teacher in a military academy in Görlitz. In 1886, he became scientific assistant at the Botanical Garden in Berlin and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Göttingen in 1892 with a thesis on the plant family Malvaceae. He was named an associate curator in 1892, and a curator in 1893; and awarded the title of professor in 1904.

He was fellow of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and recipient of the Red Eagle order, 4-th class. given. From 1905 to 1910, He was the 1st President of the German Cactus Society.

The genus Guerkea (Apocynaceae) was named for him by Karl Moritz Schumann.

Selected Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plantae Europeae HathiTrust Digital Library
  2. ^ IPNI.   Gürke. 

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