Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard

Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard, name sometimes given as Charles-Joseph Marie Pitard-Briau (30 October 1873 – 29 December 1927) was a French pharmacist and botanist.[1]

Plaque of Charles-Joseph Pitard in the "Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo".

In 1899 he obtained his doctorate in natural sciences at the University of Bordeaux, later serving as a professor at the school of medicine in Tours. He conducted botanical and exploratory investigations in the Canary Islands (1904–06), Tunisia (1907–10 & 1913) and Morocco (1911–13). Many of his plant collections were sent to herbaria in Geneva and Paris.[2][3]

He was the taxonomic authority of numerous botanical taxa. About 525 names have been published. Such as Aichryson mollii Pit., Iles Canaries 189.[4]

The genus Pitardia (Batt. ex Pit.), now classed as a synonym of Nepeta L.,[5] was named in his honor.[3] Then in 2003, Tirveng. published Pitardella, a genus of flowering plants from Indo-China, belonging to the family Rubiaceae.[6]

Also named in his honour, are plants with the specific epithets of pitardii (about 27) and pitardiana (about 7).[7][8] Such as Beaumontia pitardii Tsiang,[9] and also Poa pitardiana H.Scholz.[10]

Published worksEdit

  • Les Iles Canaries. Flore de l'Archipel (1908) – The Canary Islands, flora of the archipelago (with Louis Proust, 1878–1959).
  • Contribution à l'étude de la Flore du Maroc (1931) – Contribution to the study of Moroccan flora.[2]

Pitard also made significant contributions to the "Flore générale de L'Indo-Chine" (General flora of Indochina).[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Volume 34. Pages 125-128. 1928. [1]
  2. ^ a b JSTOR Global Plants Pitard, Charles-Joseph Marie (1873-1927), biography
  3. ^ a b BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  4. ^ "Pitard, Charles-Joseph Marie | International Plant Names Index". www.ipni.org. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Pitardia Batt. ex Pit. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Pitardella Tirveng. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  7. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  8. ^ Etymological Dictionary of Grasses by Harold T. Clifford, Peter D. Bostock
  9. ^ "Beaumontia pitardii Tsiang | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Poa pitardiana H.Scholz | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  11. ^ WorldCat Title Flore Générale de L'Indo-Chine
  12. ^ IPNI.  Pit.