Adrien René Franchet

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Adrien René Franchet.

Adrien René Franchet (21 April 1834 in Pezou – 15 February 1900 in Paris) was a French botanist, based at the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

He is noted for his extensive work describing the flora of China and Japan, based on the collections made by French Catholic missionaries in China, Armand David, Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, Paul Guillaume Farges, Jean-André Soulié, and others.

He was the taxonomic author of many plants, including a significant number of species from the genera Primula and Rhododendron.[1] The following genera are named in his honor:[2][3][4]

Selected writings[edit]

  • Essai sur la distribution géographique des plantes phanérogames dans le département de Loir-et-Cher, 1868 - Essay on the geographical distribution of phanerogams found in the department of Loir-et-Cher.
  • "Enumeratio plantarum in Japonia : sponte crescentium hucusque rite cognitarum", 1875.
  • Plantae Delavayanae. Plantes de Chine recueillies au Yun-nan par l'abbé Delavay, 1889 - "Plantae Delavayanae" : Plants from China collected in Yunnan by Father Delavay.
  • Contributions à la flore du Congo français, Famille des graminées, 1896 - Contributions involving flora of the French Congo; Family Gramineae.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alpine Garden Society Plant Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Commentaire - ker-asie en Morbihan
  3. ^ Tropicos Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of the Department of Antioquia (Colombia)
  4. ^ GRIN Taxonomy for Plants Genus: Franchetia Baill.
  5. ^ bibliography
  6. ^ IPNI.  Franch.