Jacques Cambessèdes

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Jacques Cambessèdes (1799 – 1863) was a French botanist born in Montpellier.

In March-June 1825, prompted by suggestions of Jacques Étienne Gay and Alexander von Humboldt, Cambessèdes performed investigations involving flora of the Balearic Islands. From this expedition he published the informal Excursions dans les îles Baléares (1826) and the first floristic inventory of the Balearics, Enumeratio plantarum quas in insulis Balearibus collegit (1827).

He has several botanical species named after him, including Paeonia cambessedesii, a peony native to Majorca.

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