August W. Eichler
Life and work
In 1869 he was elected a member of the Leopoldina. He took over on April 26, 1878 Department of Botany at the University of Berlin and the line of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Eichler designed a system for the classification of plants.
In his honor, the plant genera were
- Eichleria Progel the family of Sapotengewächse ( Sapotaceae )
- Eichlerodendron Briq. the family of the willow family ( Salicaceae )