Pierre Martin Rémi Aucher-Éloy

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Pierre Martin Remi Aucher-Éloy (2 October 1792 – 6 October 1838) was a French pharmacist and botanist who was a native of Blois.

He received his education at Orléans and later Paris. Beginning in 1817, he operated a bookstore in Blois, and in 1820, also a print shop. In 1826 he returned to Paris as owner of a print shop.[1] In 1830 he relocated to Istanbul with aims of creating an Herbier d'Orient. For the next several years he collected and studied plants throughout Asia Minor, Cyprus, Greece, Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, Chios, Kos, Syria, Persia, Oman, et al. Stricken by exhaustion and illness, he died near Isfahan on 6 October 1838.

Aucher sold his collections to the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, from where they were distributed to various herbaria. His book Relations de Voyages en Orient de 1830 à 1838 was published posthumously in 1843.

His name is remembered in the Latin specific epithet of several plants, including:[2]


  1. ^ Biodiversity Heritage Library Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publication
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  3. ^ IPNI.  Aucher.