TOURNEFORT, JOSEPH PITTON DE(b, Aix-en-Provence, France, 3 June ; d. Paris. France, 28 November )botany, fort, who had one. French botanist at the Jardin du Roi in Paris, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort followed his passion for plants and travelled throughout France, Iberia and. French botanist, b. at Aix in Provence, 5 June, ; d. at Paris, 28 Dec., After his school-days at a Jesuit college he studied theology at Aix, but in he.

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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort 5 June — 28 December was a French botanist, notable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants.

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Tournefort, who had one brother and seven sisters, came from a family of the minor nobility. He collected plants on all his travels, and during his journey to the east he collected specimens of 1, species.

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Though he did indeed cluster the 7, plant species that he described into around genera, this was not particularly original.

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tournedort What botany owes to Tournefort is not the invention of the biotaxonomic genus, which had imposed itself empirically on observers since antiquity, but rather the creation of the concept of the genus in the modern sense and its first skillful applications.

Member feedback about Hieracium pilosella: The following illustration shows an idealized flower, with petals and both male and female reproductive organs. Permission Reusing this file. Tournefortt fame of his botanical expertise and that of his herbarium spread and he was invited to move to Paris to become became Chief Botanist to Louis XIV and Professor of Botany, in charge of the Royal Garden, the Jardin des Plantes in The standard author abbreviation Tourn.

Bitten by the bug, he also botanised throughout the Languedoc Roussillon region around Montpellier and around Barcelona in before coming back to Montpellier at the end of Cotyledon is a genus of succulent plants in the Crassulaceae family.

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Tournefort received an excellent education in the classical languages and science from the Jesuits. View more global usage of this file. Tournefortia andina Britton ex Rusby Tournefortia andrade-limae J.

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Joseph Pitton de Tournefort 5 June — 28 December was a French botanistnotable as the first to make a clear definition of the concept of genus for plants. One Hundred and One Botanists. In he visited the Orient, passing through Greece. Contact our editors with your feedback. He introduced the use of greenhouses into France.



He was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences in Member feedback about Jean-Baptiste Lestiboudois: It was intended that pihton enter the Church, but the death of his father allowed him to follow his interest in botany. A former soldier in the service of the King of France, according to his biography, Camoux reached age without losing his strength, which he attributed to joseeph practice of chewing Angelica root.

The “Institutiones” was preceded by a defence of his system which was entitled, “De optima methode instituenda in re herbaria” Paris, fe, and by a “Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs de Paris” Paris,an English translation of which appeared in Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This method is clearly demonstrated in the images tournwfort two plants of the Solanaceaea family pictured Melangena Solanum melongena L. Paris,which was attributed to C.