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Carlo Allioni

Carlo Allioni (23 September 1728 in Turin – 30 July 1804 in Turin) was an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.[1] His most important work was Flora Pedemontana, sive enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii[citation needed] 1755, a study of the plant world in Piedmont, in which he listed 2813 species of plants, of which 237 were previously unknown.[citation needed] In 1766, he published the Manipulus Insectorum Tauriniensium.

In April, 1758 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[2]

He was appointed extraordinary professor of botany at the University of Turin in 1760 and was also the director of the Turin Botanical Garden. The journal Allionia: bollettino dell' istituto ed orto botanico dell' università di Torino is named after him.[3]

First Pehr Löfling and then Linnaeus named the New World herb genus Allionia (Nyctaginaceae) after Allioni.[3][4] Per Axel Rydberg named the genus Allioniella (now Mirabilis[citation needed]), after him. Also named after him are:


Selected worksEdit

  • Flora Pedemontana, sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii (1755)
  • Auctarium ad floram Pedemontanam cum notis et emendationibus (1789)
  • Stirpium praecipuarum littoris et agri Nicaeensis Enumeratio methodica cum Elencho aliquot anirnalium ejusdem maris (1757)


  1. ^ Bailey, L. H.; Miller, Wilhelm; et al. (1900). "Abbreviations". Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation of Horticultural Plants, Descriptions of the Species of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Ornamental Plants Sold in the United States and Canada, Together with Geographical and Biographical Sketches In Four Volumes. v.1 A-D. The Macmillan Company. Retrieved 2008-06-19.
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 5 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Stafleu, F.A.; Cowan, R.S. (1976–1988). Taxonomic literature: A selective guide to botanical publications and collections with dates, commentaries and types. Second Edition. Utrecht: Bohn, Scheltema and Holkema; Available online through Smithsonian Institution Libraries. pp. 34–36.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ IPNI.  All.

Further readingEdit

  • Caramiello, R. & Forneris, G. (2004) Le opere minori di Carlo Allioni: dal «Rariorum Pedemontii stirpium» all'«Auctarium ad Floram Pedemontanam». Firenze: Edizioni Olschki ISBN 88-222-5378-7

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