William Bertram Turrill
|William Bertram Turrill|
14 June 1890|
|Died||15 December 1961
|Alma mater||Chelsea Polytechnic|
|Awards||Linnean Medal (1958)
Fellow of the Royal Society
Order of the British Empire
|Institutions||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
|Author abbrev. (botany)|
He was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire to William Banbury and Thirza Mary (née Homan) Turrill and educated at the Woodstock National School.
Turrill worked in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and was responsible for many innovations including a mathematical classification of leaf shapes.
Awards and honours
|“||Distinguished for his work on plant taxonomy, particularly for his experimental and genetical approach to problems among British plant species and for his exceptional knowledge of the floras of the Near East.||”|
He married Florence Homan in 1918.
- Hubbard, C. E. (1971). "William Bertram Turrill 1890-1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 17: 688–712. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1971.0028.
- IPNI. Turrill.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
- Brummitt, R. K.; C. E. Powell (1992). Authors of Plant Names. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-085-4.
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