Amédée Galzin

Amédée Galzin (1 May 1853, Parrinet, Aveyron – 14 February 1925, Parrinet) was a French veterinarian and mycologist.

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In 1878 he obtained his degree from the veterinary college in Toulouse. From 1879 to 1905, he served as a military veterinarian, becoming a knight of the Legion of Honour in 1899.[1]

With Abbé Hubert Bourdot, he was co-author of a series of publications (11 parts, 1909 to 1925) involving Hymenomycetes native to France; all parts being published in the Bulletin de la Société Mycologique de France. With Bourdot, he also wrote Heterobasidiae nondum descriptae (Descriptions of a few jelly fungi).[2][3]

With Bourdot, he was the taxonomic authority of the fungi genus Oxyporus,[4] as well as of numerous mycological species.


  1. ^ (biography)
  2. ^ Mushroom the Journal Selected Publications
  3. ^ Cybertruffle Cyberliber: an Electronic Library for Mycology
  4. ^ MycoBank Oxyporus
  5. ^ International Plant Names Index.  Galzin.