François Crépin

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François Crépin

François Crépin (30 October 1830 – 30 April 1903) was an important botanist of the 19th century and director of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium.

Crépin was born in Rochefort, Belgium. The genus Crepinella (Araliaceae) is named after him. As a taxonomist he circumscribed numerous plants within the genus Rosa.[1] He died in Brussels.

Since 2006 his herbarium has been kept in the botanical collections at the University of Namur.[2]

Selected works[edit]

  • Les Characées de Belgique, 1863 – Characeae native to Belgium.
  • La nomenclature botanique au congrès international de botanique de Paris, 1867 – Botanical nomenclature of the International Congress of Botany of Paris.
  • Description de deux roses et observations sur la classification du genre Rosa, 1868.
  • Manuel de la flore de Belgique, (fifth edition 1884) – Manual of Belgian flora.[3]


  1. ^ IPNI List of taxa described & co-described by François Crépin.
  2. ^ NEPTUN Herbarium François Crepin
  3. ^ bibliography
  4. ^ "Author Query for 'Crép.'". International Plant Names Index.