Antonio Bertoloni

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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.[1]

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Biography[edit]

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.[2]

Tributes[edit]

Selected works[edit]

His major work, "Flora Italica; sistens plantas in Italia et in insulis circumstantibus sponte nascentes", was issued in several volumes from 1833 to 1854.[5] This was followed by a monograph on Italian cryptogams called "Flora italica cryptogama" (1858). Other noteworthy efforts by Bertoloni include:

  • "Rariorum Liguriae plantarum", 1803.
  • "Mantissa plantarum florae alpium Apunanarum", 1832.
  • "Florula guatimalensis sistens plantas nonnullas in Guatimala sponte nascentes", 1840.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
  2. ^ Google Books Botanical Society
  3. ^ Merriam Webster Dictionary Bertolonia
  4. ^ First Nature Ophrys bertolonii, Bertoloni's Bee Orchid
  5. ^ Biodiversity Heritage Library Flora italica
  6. ^ OCLC Classify published works
  7. ^ "Author Query for 'Bertol.'". International Plant Names Index.