Georges Rouy

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Georges Rouy (2 December 1851, Paris – 25 December 1924, Asnières-sur-Seine) was a French botanist who was among the first to identify infraspecific (i.e., below the level of species) taxa, including: subspecies, varieties, and forms.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]

With Julien Foucaud and others, he was author of the Flore de France; ou, Description des plantes qui croissent spontanément en France, en Corse et en Alsace-Lorraine (Flora of France; descriptions of plants that are native to France, Corsica and Alsace-Lorraine, published in 14 volumes from 1893 to 1913.[1] His other principal works include:

  • Excursion botanique en Espagne, Spanien Florenwerke, 1881 - Botanical excursion in Spain.
  • Atlas iconographique des plantes rares de France et de Corse, 1897 - Iconographic atlas of rare plants native to France and Corsica.
  • Revue de botanique systématique et de géographie botanique, (1903, 1904) - Botanical systematics and phytogeography.
  • Conspectus de la Flore de France, ou Catalogue général des espèces, sous-espèces, races, variétés, sous-variétés et formes hybrides contenues dans la "Flore de France", P. Lechevalier, 1927 (with Henri Lecomte) - Overview of the "Flore de France".[2]


Rouy was the binomial author of many botanical species.[3] In 1901 the genus Rouya was named in his honor by Auguste-Henri de Coincy.[4] His name is also associated with plants having the especific epithets of rouyi, rouyana and rouyanum, some examples being: Allium rouyi, Armeria rouyana,[5] and Clinopodium rouyanum.[6]


  1. ^ Flore de France; ou, Description des plantes qui croissent spontanément en France, en Corse et en Alsace-Lorraine.
  2. ^ Google Search publications
  3. ^ IPNI List of plants described or co-described by Rouy
  4. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  5. ^ IUCN Red List Armeria rouyana
  6. ^ GBIF Clinopodium rouyanum
  7. ^ IPNI.  Rouy.

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