Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps

Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (24 March 1774, in Dreux, Eure-et-Loir – 8 May 1849, in Paris) was a French physician and botanist. The standard author abbreviation Loisel. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[1]

Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps
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Born(1774-03-24)24 March 1774
Died(1849-05-08)8 May 1849
NationalityFrench
AwardsLegion of Honour
Scientific career
FieldsBotany
Author abbrev. (botany)Loisel.

He was the author of and contributor of a number of works on medicine and botany. He was elected to the Académie Nationale de Médecine in 1823 and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1834.

He is commemorated with the botanical genera Loiseleuria (Desv., 1813) and Longchampia (Willd., 1811).[2] His son was the Indologist, Auguste-Louis-Armand Loiseleur-Deslongchamps.

Selected worksEdit

  • "Flora Gallica, seu Enumeratio plantarum in Gallia sponte nascentium", 1806 (second edition 1828).
  • Nouveau voyage dans l'empire de Flore, ou Principes élémentaires de botanique, Paris : Méquignon, 1817.
  • Flore générale de France, ou Iconographie, description et histoire de toutes les plantes phanérogames, cryptogames et agames qui croissent dans ce royaume, disposées suivant les familles naturelles, 1828–29 (with Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, Benjamin Gaillon, Jean Baptiste Boisduval and Louis Alphonse de Brébisson).
  • Considérations sur les céréales, et principalement sur les froments, Paris : Libraire de Madame V. Bouchard-Huzard, 1842-1843.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IPNI.  Loisel.
  2. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  3. ^ OCLC WorldCat Identities Most widely held works by Loiseleur-Deslongchamps
  4. ^ OCLC WorldCat Search publications