René Paul Raymond Capuron

René Paul Raymond Capuron (20 October 1921[1] – 24 August 1971) was a French botanist. Capuron was responsible for an extensive amount of work on the tree flora of Madagascar. Several tree taxa with the specific epithet of capuronii honor his name,[2] examples being Podocarpus capuronii and Schizolaena capuronii.

WorksEdit

Highlights of his work include:

BibliographyEdit

  • Essai d'introduction à l'étude de la flore forestière de Madagascar, Tananarive, Inspection Générale des Eaux & Forêts, 1957, 125 pp.
  • Rhopalocarpacées. In: Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, vol. 127, Paris, 1963, 41 pp.
  • Révision des Sapindacées de Madagascar et des Comores. In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, t. 19, Paris, 1969, 189 pp.[5]

LegacyEdit

Capuron is commemorated in the scientific name of a species of chameleon, Calumma capuroni, which is endemic to Madagascar.[6]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CAPURON Rene". Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  2. ^ CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific Names ..., Volume 1 by Umberto Quattrocchi
  3. ^ American Journal of Botany
  4. ^ Botanical Electronic News
  5. ^ OCLC WorldCat published works
  6. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Capuron", p. 47).
  7. ^ IPNI.  Capuron.