Peter Jonas Bergius

Peter Jonas Bergius (13 July 1730 – 10 July 1790) was a Swedish medical doctor and botanist.[1]

Peter Jonas Bergius, 1847

In 1758 Bergius was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.[1] In 1768 he was elected to membership of the American Philosophical Society.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1770 [3] and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1785.[4]


Descriptiones plantarum ex Capite Bonae Spei, 1767
  • Descriptiones plantarum ex Capite Bonae Spei (in Latin). Stockholm. Lars Salvius. 1767.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Peter Jonas Bergius". Bergius Botanical Garden. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ Bell, Whitfield J., and Charles Greifenstein, Jr. Patriot-Improvers: Biographical Sketches of Members of the American Philosophical Society. 3 vols. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997, 3:555–558.
  3. ^ "Fellow Details". Royal Society. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ International Plant Names Index.  P.J.Bergius.
  6. ^ Gunn, Mary (1981). Botanical exploration of southern Africa : an illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora : biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in southern Africa from the days of the East India Company until modern times. L. E. W. Codd. Cape Town: Published for the Botanical Research Institute by A.A. Balkema. p. 56. ISBN 0-86961-129-1. OCLC 8591273.