José Jerónimo Triana
|José Jerónimo Triana|
May 22, 1828|
|Died||October 31, 1890
|Author abbrev. (botany)||Triana|
In 1851, he joined the Chorographic Commission as head of botany, which he served as until 1857. During this time he created an herbarium of over 2,200 herbal plants.
As a physician, he developed a line of pharmaceutical products marketed in France, among which are bandages to treat corns, powder toothpaste, and cough syrup. Like his father, Triana wrote several school books to learn to read and write that were used in schools in Colombia.
Triana died one day before the death of his daughter Liboria. After he died, his wife returned to Bogotá. She died in 1895.
- New genera and species of plants for neogranadina flora (1855)
- Colombian flora (1856)
- Monograph of the garcinia (1856)
Example of species he cataloged include the following:
- Acisanthera alsinaefolia (DC.) Triana
- Miconia albicans (Sw.) Triana
- Miconia candolleana Triana
- Passiflora quadrangularis Triana and Planch
- (in Spanish) La Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango: Referencias bibliograficas sobre La Comision Corografica y sus miembros; José Jéronimo Triana. (References about José Jéronimo Triana)
- John Hendley Barnhart (1965). Biographical Notes upon Botanists. G.K. Hall & Co. (Boston).
- Kyle, RA and Shampo, MA. "Jose Jeronimo Triana: Colombian botanist." Proceedings of the Mayo Clinic 61, no. 11 (1986): 892. Abstract retrieved July 18, 2006 from 
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