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The New International Encyclopædia/Čelakovský, Ladislav

ČELAKOVSKÝ, Ladislav (1834-1902). An Austrian botanist, son of the preceding. He was born and educated in Prague, and in 1860 was appointed custodian of the botanical department in the Bohemian Museum in that city. In 1882 he became professor of botany at the Czech University of Prague. Among his numerous and valuable works are the following: Prodromus der Flora von Böhmen (1867-81); Ueber die morphologische Bedeutung der Samenknospen (1874); Die Gymnospermen (1890); Das Reduktionsgesetz der Blüten (1895).