François Fulgis Chevallier

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François Fulgis Chevallier (1796, Paris – 1840) was a French botanist whose areas of interest included fungi, ferns and algae.

In 1821 he received his doctorate with a thesis on indigenous hemlock in regard to considerations as a poison and a drug. Dissertation sur les ciguës indigènes, considérées comme poisons et comme médicaments.[1] Other noted publications by Chevallier include:

  • Essai sur les hypoxylons lichénoïdes, comprenant les genres Hysterium, Polymorphum, Opegrapha, Arthonia, Schizoxylum, Verrucaria, Pertusaria..., 1822 - Essay on lichenoid hypoxylons.
  • Histoire des Graphidées, accompagnée d'un tableau analytique des genres. Paris, 1824 - History of Graphidaceae, accompanied by an analytic table of genres.
  • Flore générale des environs de Paris, selon la méthode naturelle : Description de toutes les plantes agames, cryptogames et phanérogames qui y croissent spontanément, 1836 - General flora found around Paris, according to natural methods: Description of all agamic plants, cryptogams and phanerogams that grow there spontaneously.
  • Fungorum et Byssorum illustrationes quos ut plurimum novos, trecentos et ultra cum caeteric minus bene cognitis, in divasis Europae regionibus collegit, ad virum de lineavit, 1837.[2]

The subgenus Chevaliera {genus Aechmea, subfamily Bromelioideae) is named in his honor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Books Thesaurus literaturae botanicae omnium gentium inde a rerum botanicarum ... by Georg August Pritzel
  2. ^ The Online Books Page Bibliography of Chevallier
  3. ^ The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens An annotated catalogue of the known generic names of the Bromeliaceae
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'Chevall.'". International Plant Names Index.