Gustave Beauverd

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Gustave Beauverd (1867–1942) was a Swiss botanist, specializing in Pteridophytes, Bryophytes, and Spermatophytes.[1]

For a period of time he worked at the "Herbier Bossier",[2] and is remembered for his investigations of the genus Melampyrum.[3] He was a co-author of the series "Icones florae Alpinae plantarum",[4] and the author of many works on diverse botanical subjects. In 1931 he became a member of the Société botanique de France.[5]

He is the taxonomic authority of the genera Berroa, Parantennaria, Psychrophyton and Stuckertiella.[6] The genus Beauverdia (family Alliaceae) was named after him by Wilhelm Gustav Franz Herter,[7] and plants with the specific epithet of beauverdiana honor him,[8] examples being Acacia beauverdiana and Photinia beauverdiana

Selected works[edit]

  • Bulletin de L'Herbier Boissier V2: 1902, (1902).
  • Contributions à la flore de l'Afrique australe, 1913 – Contribution to the flora of southern Africa.
  • Monographie du genre Melampyrum L., 1916 – Monograph on the genus Melampyrum.
  • Contribution à la Géographie botanique des Alpes de Savoie, 1922 – Contribution to the phytogeography of the Savoie Alps.[9]


  1. ^ "Beauverd, Gustave (1867-1942)". International Plant Names Index. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium. 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Plant Names and Their Meanings: A Glossary by F. A. Sharr
  3. ^ Google Books Monographie du genre Melampyrum
  4. ^ BHL Icones florae Alpinae plantarum
  5. ^ Prosopo Sociétés savantes de France
  6. ^ IPNI List of plants described & co-described by Beauverd.
  7. ^ CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms by Umberto Quattrocchi
  8. ^ Missouri Botanical Garden Photinia beauverdiana
  9. ^ Google Search publications.
  10. ^ "Author Query for 'Beauverd'". International Plant Names Index.