Carlo Allioni

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Carlo Allioni.

Carlo Allioni (23 September 1728 in Turin – 30 July 1804 in Turin) was an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.[1] His most important work was Flora Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii[citation needed] 1755, a study of the plant world in Piedmont, in which he listed 2813 species of plants, of which 237 were previously unknown.[citation needed] In 1766, he published the Manipulus Insectorum Tauriniensium.

In April, 1758 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. [2]

He was appointed extraordinary professor of botany at the University of Turin in 1760 and was also the director of the Turin Botanical Garden.

Linnaeus named the New World herb genus Allionia (Nyctaginaceae) after Allioni.[citation needed] Per Axel Rydberg named the genus Allioniella (now Mirabilis), after him. Also named after him are:

Selected works[edit]

  • Flora Pedemontana, sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii (1755)
  • Auctarium ad floram Pedemontanam cum notis et emendationibus (1789)
  • Stirpium praecipuarum littoris et agri Nicaeensis Enumeratio methodica cum Elencho aliquot anirnalium ejusdem maris (1757)


Further reading[edit]

  • Caramiello, R. & Forneris, G. (2004) Le opere minori di Carlo Allioni: dal «Rariorum Pedemontii stirpium» all'«Auctarium ad Floram Pedemontanam». Firenze: Edizioni Olschki ISBN 88-222-5378-7

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