Paul Constant Billot

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Paul Constant Billot (1796 – 1863) was a French botanist born in Rambervillers.

He studied at the University of Strasbourg, subsequently leaving school due to illness. From 1830 he worked as a civil servant (conductor of ponts et chaussées), earning his bachelor's degree a few years later. From 1834 to 1861 he taught classes in physics and natural history in Haguenau.[1]

With botanist Friedrich Wilhelm Schultz (1804–1876), he was co-author of Archives de la flore de France et d'Allemagne.[2] Billot's Annotations a la flore de France et d'allemagne (1855) was issued with Flora galliae et germaniae exsiccata, a series which after his death in 1863 was continued by other scientists under the title of "Billotia".[3][4]

Today his herbarium is kept at the Muséum d'histoire naturelle in Nantes.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billot - Jardin Botanique (biographical information)
  2. ^ WorldCat Titles (publications)
  3. ^ Open Library Annotations a la flore de France et d'allemagne
  4. ^ Google Books (publications)
  5. ^ Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Nantes Herbarium Billot
  6. ^ GBIF France Consultation de la collection: herbier Billot, collection Dufour E.
  7. ^ "Author Query for 'Billot'". International Plant Names Index.