Christian Schkuhr

May 14, 1741 - Jul 17, 1811

Christian Schkuhr was a German gardener, artist and botanist.
He studied at the University of Wittenberg; while continuing to work as a gardener, he also became a master of design and engraving. An adherent of Linnaean taxonomy, he devoted himself to studying the flora of Wittenberg.
The genus Schkuhria was named after him by Conrad Moench. He is also commemorated with the genus Platyschkuhria Rydb..
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