Linnaeus, Carolus (1707-1778)
Linnaeus, actually Carl von Linne, was a Swedisch docter, who studied medicin
in the Netherlands(1735-1738 in Harderwijk). In Amsterdam he published 'Systema
naturae' in the year 1735. With this publication he introduced the binary name
system, as well as a number of botanical terms to avoid long description. Some
of the terms he introduced are folium(leaf), radix(root), flos(flower). He developed
a new system to determine plant species, by mainly ordering plants after their
reproductive systems he greatly simplified determination. Systema naturae also
introduced the grouping of plant species with many similarities into families,
through which an overview of relations between species has been accomplished.
Systema naturae was later revised by among other Braun in 1864.
Hoedeman, J. J.(1969): Aquariumvissen encyclopedie 5. Elsevier Nederland B. V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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