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SKINNER, George Ure, botanist, born in Scotland in 1805; died in Aspinwall, Panama, 9 January, 1867. He was a member of the mercantile firm of Klee, Skinner and Co., Guatemala. He pursued his researches into the botany of western Mexico and Guatemala more thoroughly than any preceding botanist, and gave attention to the Orchidaceae. The genus Uroskinneria was named for him, and also the Cattleaya Skinneri among the orchids.
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