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Florilège: Hommage au Botaniste Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849) [Florilegium: Tribute to the Botanist Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849)]

By: Xavier Loiseleur des Longchamps(Author)
129 pages, colour photos
Florilège: Hommage au Botaniste Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849) [Florilegium: Tribute to the Botanist Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849)]
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  • Florilège: Hommage au Botaniste Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849) [Florilegium: Tribute to the Botanist Jean-Louis Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774, Paris 1849)] Paperback Nov 2011 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Language: French

This work was originally intended for family use in order to better make known the work of the common ancestor to all branches of Loiseleur des Longchamps family today. Being neither a botanist nor a historian by training, the author's only ambition was to simply popularize a science that he has modestly approached. Continuing the work of his father Philippe, who had written a biography of Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps under the title De Cèdre et de Rose, this essay, far from being exhaustive, will hopefully be followed by other, more scholarly accounts, recounting the immense work of this unknown botanist. In the author's family, Loiseuleria procumbens, a small azalea of the mountains, is well-known. The genus name of this plant is a botanical attribute, that is to say that it was given by another botanist in tribute to doctor and botanist Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774 - Paris 1849). It is not so common that a plant name is given to a botanist, which honours his memory all the more. But do we know all his contributions in the inventory and nomenclature of plants in France? All the names of species of which he is the author? Nearly 400 taxa still exist in the botanical scientific nomenclature, although not all are valid. The important research work done in memory of the author's ancestor will familiarize the reader with all plants related to Loiseleur and Deslonchamps. Abundantly illustrated by photos of members of the SBCO, here is a living book that pays tribute to this great botanist whom we all know so little of.

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Cet ouvrage était à l’origine destiné à un usage familial afin de mieux faire connaître les travaux de l’aïeul commun à toutes les branches Loiseleur des Longchamps d’aujourd’hui. N’étant ni botaniste, ni historien de formation, ma seule ambition était de vulgariser simplement une science que j’ai modestement approchée. Poursuivant l’oeuvre de mon père Philippe qui avait écrit une biographie sur Jean- Louis-Auguste Loiseleur-Deslongchamps sous le titre De Cèdre et de Rose, cet essai, loin d’être exhaustif, sera, je l’espère, suivi d’autres plus savants, relatant le travail immense de ce botaniste méconnu. Nous connaissons bien dans notre famille Loiseuleria procumbens, petite azalée des montagnes. Le nom (genre) de cette plante est une attribution botanique, c’est-à-dire qu’il a été donné par un autre botaniste en hommage à notre aïeul médecin et botaniste Jean-Louis-Auguste Loiseleur- Deslongchamps (Dreux 1774 – Paris 1849). Il n’est pas si courant qu’un nom de genre de plantes soit donné à un botaniste, ce qui honore d’autant plus sa mémoire. Mais connaissons-nous toute sa contribution dans l’inventaire et la nomenclature des plantes en France ? Tous les noms d’espèces dont il est l’auteur ? Près de 400 taxons (dénomination universelle en latin) existent encore dans la nomenclature scientifique botanique, même s’ils ne sont pas tous valides. » L’important travail de recherche effectué à la mémoire de son ancêtre vous familiarisera avec toutes les plantes en rapport avec « Loiseleur » et « Deslonchamps ». Abondamment illustré par les photos de membres de la SBCO, voilà un ouvrage vivant qui rend hommage à ce grand botaniste que nous connaissions tous peu ou prou.

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By: Xavier Loiseleur des Longchamps(Author)
129 pages, colour photos
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