G. Ledyard Stebbins

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George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. (January 6, 1906January 19, 2000) was a American and botanist and geneticist regarded as one of the leading evolutionary biologists and foremost botanists of the twentieth century.


  • I didn't add any new elements [to the modern synthetic theory] to speak of. I just modified things so that people could understand how things were in the plant world.


  • The only generalization or law that holds in biology is that exceptions exist to every law.

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