Adrien René Franchet

Adrien René Franchet

Adrien René Franchet was a French botanist, based at the Paris Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. He is noted for his extensive work describing the flora of China and Japan, based on the collections made by French Catholic missionaries in China, Armand David, Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, Paul Guillaume Farges, Jean-André Soulié, and others. He was the taxonomic author of many plants, including a significant number of species from the genera Primula and Rhododendron. The following genera are named in his honor: Franchetella, family Sapotaceae, named by Jean Baptiste Louis Pierre. Franchetia, family Rubiaceae, named by Henri Ernest Baillon. ... more on Wikipedia

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