Edmond Gustave Camus

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Edmond Gustave Camus (1852 – 22 August 1915) was a French pharmacist and botanist known for his work with orchids.

A pharmacist by vocation, he was a resident of L'Isle-Adam, a community near Paris. He was the father of botanist Aimée Antoinette Camus (1879–1965), with whom he collaborated on several projects. For a period of time, he served as vice-president of the Société botanique de France.[1][2]

As a taxonomist, he was the binomial authority of many species, most notably within the family Orchidaceae. With Aimée Camus, he described numerous species from the family Salicaceae.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Iconographie des orchidées des environs de Paris, 1885 – Iconography of orchids from the environs of Paris.
  • Catalogue des plantes de France, de Suisse et de Belgique, 1888 – Catalog of plants from France, Switzerland and Belgium.
  • Monographie des orchidées de France, 1894 – Monograph of orchids from France.
  • Orchidées hybrides, ou, Critiques du Gers, 1898 – Orchid hybrids.
  • Les plantes médicinales indigènes, 1901 – Indigenous medicinal plants.
  • Classification des saules d'Europe et monographie des saules d'France (with Aimée Camus), 1904 – Classification of willows found in Europe and a monograph of French willows.
  • "A Contribution to the Study of Spontaneous Hybrids in the European Flora" (published in English, 1907).
  • Monographie des orchidées de l'Europe: de l'Afrique septentrionale, de l'Asie Mineure et des provinces Russes transcaspiennes (with Paul Bergon, Aimée Camus), 1908 – Monograph of orchids from Europe, northern Africa, Asia Minor and the Russian Trans-Caspian provinces.
  • Iconographie des orchidées d'Europe et du bassin Méditerranéen, (with Aimée Camus) 1921 – Iconography of orchids from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.

He also made notable contributions to the multi-volume Flore de France: Ou, Description Des Plantes Qui Croissent Spontanément en France, en Corse Et en Alsace-Lorraine.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The University of Chicago Library Storage.lib
  2. ^ Zurich herbaria Sammler Details
  3. ^ IPNI List of plants described and co-described by Edmond Gustave Camus.
  4. ^ Google Search (publications)
  5. ^ IPNI.  E.G.Camus.