John Baptiste Henri Joseph Desmazières

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Jean Baptiste Henri Joseph Desmazières (1786-1862)

Jean Baptiste Henri Joseph Desmazières (10 July 1786 in Lille – 23 June 1862 in Lambersart) was a merchant of Lille and an amateur mycologist.[1] He was the editor of the scientific journals "Annales des sciences naturelles" and the "Bulletin de la société des sciences de Lille".[2]

He was creator of the exsiccatae series "Plantes cryptogames du Nord de la France" (1825–1851) [3] and "Plantes cryptogames de France" (1853–1861).[4] In 1827 he published a treatise on the genus Mycoderma, titled "Recherches microscopiques et physiologiques sur le genre Mycoderma".[5][6]

He was the binomial author of the fungi species Agaricus radians [7] and Aspergillus clavatus.[8]

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  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Anon (1862). "Notice nécrologique sur J.-H. Desmazières". Bulletin de la Société de Botanique de Belgique (in French). 1 (1): 102–5. JSTOR 20790166. 
  3. ^ GBIF France Consultation de la collection: Plantes cryptogames du nord de la France. J.B.H.J.Desmazières
  4. ^ Universiteit Gent Herbarium, Department of Biology
  5. ^ MycoBank Recherches microscopiques et physiologiques sur le genre Mycoderma.
  6. ^ Mushroom the Journal biographical information
  7. ^ Mycobank Agaricus radians
  8. ^ Mycobank Aspergillus clavatus
  9. ^ IPNI.  Desm. 

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