Vincenzo de Cesati

Vincenzo de Cesati (1806–1883) was an Italian botanist from Milan.

Vincenzo Cesati

He studied natural history and law at the University of Vienna, and afterwards worked as a volunteer at the Collegium Nacionale de Vercelli. From 1868 to 1883 he was director of the botanical garden at Naples. The majority of his plant collection is now preserved at the botanical institute of the University of Rome.

The plant genus Cesatia from the family Apiaceae is named after him.


With Giovanni Passerini (1816-1893) and Giuseppe Gibelli (1831-1898), he was author of "Compendio della flora italiana", a compendium of Italian flora.[1] Other works by Cesati include:

  • Stirpes Italicae: iconografia universale delle piante italiane (Pyrole, Milan, 1840)
  • Saggio di una bibliografia algologica italiana (Accademia reale delle Scienze, Naples, 1882)


  • This article is based on a translation of an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia.
  1. ^ Compendio della flora italiana HathiTrust Digital Library
  2. ^ IPNI.  Ces.