Caro Benigno Massalongo

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Caro Benigno Massalongo (25 March 1852, Verona – 18 March 1928, Verona) was an Italian botanist who specialized in the field of hepatocology. He was the son of paleontologist Abramo Bartolommeo Massalongo (1824-1860).

He studied botany at the University of Padua, receiving his PhD in 1873. In 1878 he was named professor of botany at the University of Ferrara. He was the author of 264 botanical publications.[1] He was among the first to conduct systematic and scientific studies of plant galls.[2]


Selected works[edit]

  • Le galle nella flora italica (Entomocecidii), 1893 – Plant galls of Italy (Entomocecidia).
  • Nuova miscellanea teratologica, 1896 – New miscellaneous teratology.
  • Le piante crittogame dell'agro Veronese : censimento, 1897 –
  • Le specie italiane del genere Scapania, 1900 – Italian species of the genus Scapania.
  • Contribuzione alla micologia Veronese. Memorie dell’Accad. d’Agricolt. Arti e Commercio di Verona Ser. 3 65: 153 pp. Contribution to Veronese mycology.
  • Novità della flora micologica Veronese. Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1900: 254-259. News involving Veronese mycological flora.[4]
  • Le Ricciaceae della flora italica, 1912 – Ricciaceae of Italy.
  • Le Jubulaceae della flora Italica, 1912 – Jubulaceae of Italy.
  • Le Lepidoziaceae della flora italica, 1913 – Lepidoziaceae of Italy.
  • Le "Marchantiaceae" della Flora Europea, 1916 – Marchantiaceae of Europe.[5]


  1. ^ Geschichte der Bryologie in der Schweiz Moosflora der Schweiz
  2. ^ biographical information
  3. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  4. ^ Cybertruffle publications
  5. ^ OCLC Classify published works
  6. ^ "Author Query for 'C.Massal.'". International Plant Names Index.