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Biographical entry Candolle, Augustus Pyramus de (1778 - 1841)

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    Eucalyptus punctata DC (1828), Grey Gum, 23 January 2013
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Born
4 February 1778
Geneva, Switzerland
Died
9 September 1841
Geneva, Switzerland
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Augustus de Candolle was a Swiss botanist and Professor of Botany at Montpellier, France. He may also have held the Chair of Botany at Geneva, a position his son later held as well. Candolle wrote several important botanical works. Of interest to Australian botany is his Memoire sur la famille des Myrtacees, published posthumously in 1842. De Candolle named about 20 species of eucalypts and was the author of the genus Angophora. His name is commemorated in the genus Candollea, Stylidiaceae, which contains upwards of 100 Australian, New Zealand and eastern Asiatic species.

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1827
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus obtusiflora DC. (1827)
1827
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus oblonga DC. (1827)
1828
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus punctata DC. (1828)
1828
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus micrantha DC. (1828)
1828
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus lindleyanaDC. (1828)
1828
Taxonomy event - Described Eucalyptus ligustrina DC. (1828)

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Books

  • De Candolle, Augustin Pyramus, Mémoire sur la famille des myrtacées., Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève, Geneva, 1842, 361 pp. Details

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See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details

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Title
Eucalyptus punctata DC (1828), Grey Gum
Type
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Date
23 January 2013
Place
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

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