João de Loureiro
After receiving admission to the Jesuit Order, he served as a missionary in Goa (3 years) and Macau (4 years). In 1742 he traveled to Cochinchina, remaining there for 35 years. Here he worked as a mathematician and naturalist, acquiring knowledge on the properties and uses of native medicinal plants. In 1777 he journeyed to Canton, returning to Lisbon four years later.
In 1790 he published a work on flora of Cochinchina titled Flora Cochinchinensis.
Books about João de Loureiro
- Pe. João de Loureiro : missionãrio e botãnico by José Maria Braga, 1938.
- JSTOR, Loureiro and his botanical work by E.D. Merrill Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Vol. 72, No. 4 (Apr., 1933), pp. 229-239
- Google Books Flora Cochinchinensis
- WorldCat Titles Pe. João de Loureiro, etc.
- "Author Query for 'Lour.'". International Plant Names Index.
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