Jacques Bernard Hombron

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Jacques Bernard Hombron (1798–1852) was a French naval surgeon and naturalist.

Hombron served on the French voyage of the Astrolabe and Zélée between 1837 and 1840 to investigate the perimeter of Antarctica. He described a number of plants and animals with Honoré Jacquinot. Hombron served as surgeon and botanist on the Astrolabe and Honoré Jacquinot was a junior surgeon on the Zélée.[1] A botanical account of the expedition was published in: "Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée ... Botanique / par MM. Hombron et Jacquinot"; (2 volumes 1845-1853).

In 1847 Hombron published a two-volume work on his personal and other explorers' adventures, titled: "Aventures les plus curieuses des voyageurs : coup d'oeil autour du monde".[1] In 1841 Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré named the plant genus Hombronia in his honor.[2]

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  • IPNI List of plants described and co-described by Hombron
  1. ^ a b Hombron, Jacques Bernard (1800-1852) JSTOR Global Plants
  2. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  3. ^ IPNI.  Hombr.