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Benjamin Clarke


Systematic botanist. Trained as a medical practitioner, but rarely practised. Devised his own system of classification. Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, 1845.


R. Desmond 1994, Journal of Botany 28 (1890): 84–6.


Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.