Adrien René Franchet

Botanist, Deceased Person

1834 – 1900

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Who was Adrien René Franchet?

Adrien René Franchet was a French botanist, based at the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

He is noted for his extensive work describing the flora of China and Japan, based on the collections made by French Catholic missionaries in China, Armand David, Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, Paul Guillaume Farges, Jean-André Soulié, and others.

He was the taxonomic author of many plants, including a significant number of species from the genera Primula and Rhododendron. The following genera are named in his honor:

Franchetella, family Sapotaceae, named by Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre.

Franchetia, family Rubiaceae, named by Henri Ernest Baillon.

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Born
Apr 21, 1834
Also known as
  • Adrien Rene Franchet
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Feb 15, 1900
Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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