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Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard

Pierre Bulliard
Plate 72 from Herbier de la France

Jean Baptiste François Pierre Bulliard (also Pierre Bulliard, 24 November 1752 Aubepierre-sur-Aube Haute-Marne – 26 September 1793 Paris)[1] was a French physician and botanist. The standard author abbreviation Bull. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[2]

Bulliard studied in Langres, afterwards in Clairvaux and in Paris. There he also practiced as a physician. He tutored the son of General Claude Dupin (1686-1769).

Bulliard’s Dictionnaire Elémentaire de Botanique (1783) contributed to the spreading and consolidation of botanical terminology and the Linné system. It was especially important in the area of the mycology, containing descriptions of 393 out of 602 table mushrooms.

Significant species he described include the cep (Boletus edulis), the common inkcap (Coprinopsis atramentaria) and the poisonous livid pinkgill (Entoloma sinuatum)


  • 1776-80, Flora Parisiensis
  • 1780-93 Herbier de la France[3]
  • 1783 Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique
  • 1784 Histoire des plantes vénéneuses et suspectes de la France
  • 1791-1812 Histoire des champignons de la France completed by Étienne Pierre Ventenat (1757-1808).
  • 1796 Aviceptologie


  1. ^ L’Herbier de Pierre Bulliard : une "première" dans l’édition scientifique Claude Hartmann, about Pierre Bulliard
  2. ^ IPNI.  Bull.
  3. ^ Bulliard JBF. (1782). Herbier de la France. Vol 2 (in French). Paris, France: P.F. Didot. pp. 49–96, plate 60. Retrieved 2009-11-24.

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