Antonio Bertoloni (born in Sarzana on February 8, 1775; died in Bologna on April 17. 1869) was an Italian botanist who made extensive studies of Italian plants. He also collected notable samples of Central American flora.
He studied medicine and botany at the University of Pavia, afterwards (1796) continuing his medical education in Genoa. For a period of time he practiced medicine in his home town of Sarzana. In 1811 he returned to Genoa, where he served as a professor of physics at the Imperial Lyceum. In 1815 he was appointed professor of botany at the University of Bologna.
- Bertolonia, botanical genus from the family Melastomataceae.
- Plants with the specific epithet of bertolonii, an example being Ophrys bertolonii (Bertoloni's bee orchid).
His major work, "Flora Italica; sistens plantas in Italia et in insulis circumstantibus sponte nascentes", was issued in several volumes from 1833 to 1854. This was followed by a monograph on Italian cryptogams called "Flora italica cryptogama" (1858). Other noteworthy publications by Bertoloni include:
- "Rariorum Liguriae plantarum", 1803.
- "Mantissa plantarum florae alpium Apunanarum", 1832.
- Commentarius de Mandragoris, 1835
- "Florula guatimalensis sistens plantas nonnullas in Guatimala sponte nascentes", 1840.
Other works include:
- Elenchus plantarum vivarum quas cum aliis vivis plantis commutandas exhibet Hortus Botanicus Archigymnasii Bononiensi 1820.
- "Excerpta de re Herbaria", Opuscoli scientifici 4, 1823: 220–232
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