Xavier Montrouzier

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Xavier Montrouzier (1820-1897)

Reverendus Pater Jean Xavier Hyacinthe Montrouzier (3 December 1820 – 6 May 1897) was a French Marist priest, explorer, botanist, zoologist and entomologist. Abbé Montrouzier studied the flora and fauna of Melanesia especially New Caledonia.

Works[edit]

  • Montrouzier, P. 1855. Essai sur la faune de l'île de Woodlark ou Mouiou. Annales de la Société d'Agriculture de Lyon 2 7: 1–114

Honours[edit]

Plants named for him include

  • the genus Montrouziera "houp" (Clusiaceae)
  • (Euphorbiaceae) Phyllanthus montrouzieri Guillaumin & Guillaumin
  • (Lecythidaceae) Barringtonia montrouzieri Vieill.
  • (Meliaceae) Aglaia montrouzieri Pierre ex Pellegr.

Animals named for him include

References[edit]

  • Laracy, HM. 1973. Xavier Montrouzier: a missionary in Melanesia. In Davidson, J.W. and D. Scarr (eds), Pacific Islands Portraits. Canberra, Australian National University Press, 127-145
  • Patrick O’Reilly Un missionnaire naturaliste : Xavier Montrouzier (1820–1897) Patrick O'Reilly Besançon : Imprimerie catholique de l'est, 1931] [23 page Extract from Revue d'Historie des Missions, March 1931]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Portrait photograph