German botanist. After studying mineralogy, geology, and agriculture at Berlin, he took up botany, studying at Bonn, then from 1855 to 1858 at Berlin, where he received his doctorate. Habilitated at Bonn, becoming privat-dozent there, in 1859. Professor of botany, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1868–1907. Worked mainly on hybridity, dimorphism, and generation.
Sources: Correns 1916, Junker 1989, Tort 1996. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)