Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet

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Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet

Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet (September 2, 1828, Guérigny – December 18, 1911, Paris) was a French botanist. The standard author abbreviation Bornet is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[1]


Bornet studied medicine in Paris, and in 1886 became a member of the French Académie des sciences. With Gustave Thuret, he was co-author of Notes algologiques (1876-1880) and the Études phycologiques (1878), both works being published after Thuret's death in 1875.[2] He helped establish the nature of lichens and was the first to find the reproductive process of red algae.[3] In the field of lichenology, he wrote Recherches sur les gonidies des lichens (1873). With Charles Flahault, he published on Nostocaceae: Revision des Nostocacées héterocystées (1886–88).

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1877, botanist Munier-Chalmas published Bornetella is a genus of green algae in the family Dasycladaceae and named in Jean-Baptiste Édouard Bornet's honor.[4]

Bornet was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888.

He was awarded the Linnean Medal in 1891.

He was admitted as a Foreign Member to the United Kingdom's Royal Society in 1910.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Bornet.
  2. ^ Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Bornet, Jean Baptiste Edouard" . Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York: The Encyclopædia Britannica Company.
  4. ^ Guiry, Michael D. (2021). "Bornetella Munier-Chalmas, 1877". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 17 December 2010.[permanent dead link]