Heinrich Wilhelm Schott (1794-1865), one of the earliest botanists who studied the Araceae family, did extensive studies of Philodendrons.
It spread rapidly in the Mediterranean area, both naturally and by being introduced-so much so, early botanists assumed it was native to the area.
He was among Europe's early botanists, and also collected mathematical instruments.
Like many early American botanists, he was a Quaker.
A small, dry, indehiscent fruit, containing a single seed, as in the buttercup; - called a naked seed by the earlier botanists.
He also discussed early botanists and systematic works.
Samuel Doody (1656-1706) was an early English botanist.
Both Fuchs and L'Obel were early botanists who worked empirically with plants.
John Bartram (March 23, 1699 - September 22, 1777) was an early American botanist, horticulturist and explorer.
Ellen Hutchins (1785-1815) was an early Irish botanist.