Dominique Villars

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Dominique Villars
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Dominique Villars
Born 14 November 1745
Villar[disambiguation needed]
Died 26 June 1814
Nationality France
Occupation botanist

Dominique Villars or Villar (born 14 November 1745 in Le Villard, part of the commune of Le Noyer, Hautes-Alpes, and died on 26 June 1814 in Strasbourg) was an 18th-century French botanist.

His main work is Histoire des plantes du Dauphiné published between 1786 to 1789, in which about 2,700 species (particularly alpine plants) are described, after over twenty years of observation. His herbarium and botanical manuscripts are preserved at the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Grenoble.


  • Benoît Dayrat (2003). Les Botanistes et la Flore de France. Trois siècles de découvertes, scientific magazine of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle : 690 p.

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