Antônio Luiz Patrício da Silva Manso

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António Luiz Patrício da Silva Manso (1788–1848) was a Brazilian botanist, physician, and politician.[1]

Silva Manso was born in Campinas, Brazil.[2] Silva Manso was an expert on spermatophytes[3] and the first person to classify the genus Cayaponia and the species Cayaponia espelina. He named the genus Cayaponia after the indigenous Cayapo people of Brazil.[4] A genus of climbing shrubs, Mansoa, is named after him.[5] He began work as a painter, as his father was a painter. He began studying botany in 1819 and became a licensed physician in 1820. He was also a member of the Brazilian General Assembly from 1834–1837.

He became involved in the Brazilian struggle for independence, which led to his murder in January 1848.[6]


  1. ^ Archivos do Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro -1919 - Page 88 "O cirurgião António Luiz Patrício da Silva Manso, de 60 annos, assassinado a 18 de janeiro de 18-18, natural de Itú, casado com d. Anna Brandina da Silva Manso, recom- mendado solemnemente, jáz no cemeterio, envolto no habito de S."
  2. ^ "Silva Manso, António Luiz Patricio da (1788-1848)". JSTOR. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Index of Botanists: Silva Manso, Antonio Luiz Patricio da". Harvard University Herbarium. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cayaponia" (PDF). Northeastern Illinois University. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ Lindley, John; Moore, Thomas (1876). The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom, Part 2 L-Z. London: Longmans, Green, and Company. p. 718. 
  6. ^ Botanical Abstracts. X. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins Company. 1922. p. 68. 
  7. ^ IPNI.  Silva Manso.