Antoine Laurent de Jussieu (1748-1836)

French botanist. Jussieu opposed Linnaeus on the principles of classification, arguing with the elder de Candolle for a "natural system" that made use of morphological characters from all parts of the plant instead of just the reproductive organs. Jussieu's Genera Plantarum was highly regarded and he was actively involved in French science for decades. Jussieu briefly met William Hooker (around 1814) and Richard Owen (1831).


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