Marie Maxime Cornu

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Maxime Cornue

Marie Maxime Cornu (July 16, 1843, in Orléans – April 3, 1901 in Paris) was a French botanist and mycologist.[1] He was a younger brother to physicist Alfred Cornu (1841-1902).

He studied at the École normale supérieure, and in 1872 received his doctorate in natural sciences. He served as aide-naturaliste at Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, where from 1876 he worked as a lecturer of botany.[2] From 1884 to 1901 he was chair of horticulture at the museum.

In 1897 he was named president of the Société botanique de France.[2]

He is remembered for his research of cryptogams, as well as his investigations involving agents of plant diseases, in particular Phylloxera vastatrix, a pest that caused extensive damage to French vineyards and negatively affected wine production.

In 1896 he circumscribed the botanical genus Schoenlandia (family Tecophilaeaceae).

Selected publications[edit]

  • Monographie des Saprolégniées 1872 – Monograph on Saprolegniaceae.[3]
  • Études sur la nouvelle maladie de la vigne, 1875 – Studies on a new disease of the vine.
  • Études sur le phylloxera vastatrix, 1878 – Studies on Phylloxera vastatrix.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Maxime Cornu (1843-1901)
  2. ^ a b c Marie Maxime Sociétés savantes de France
  3. ^ Cornu, Maxime (1843-1901) IdRef / SUDOC
  4. ^ IPNI.  Cornu.