Luigi Aloysius Colla
Luigi Aloysius Colla (30 April 1766 – 23 December 1848) was an Italian botanist of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. He was a member of the Provisional Government of Savoy from December 12, 1798 to April 2, 1799, taking his turn as chairman of the government in rotation for a ten-day term. In 1820 Colla described two species, Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata, that are the basis for almost all cultivated bananas. Colla was a member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.
- Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names - retrieved June 6, 2006
- Musa paradisiaca - retrieved June 6, 2006
- Italian States before 1861 - retrieved June 6, 2006
- Haverford College Libraries: Robert B. Haines, III Collection - retrieved June 6, 2006
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