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Name  Michel Gandoger

Michel Gandoger Michel Gandoger Herbier Universit de Strasbourg
Died  October 4, 1926, Arnas, France

Abbé Jean Michel Gandoger (10 May 1850 – 4 October 1926), was a French botanist and mycologist. Gandoger was born in Arnas, the son of a wealthy vineyard owner in the Beaujolais region. Although he took holy orders at the age of 26, he devoted his life to the study of botany, specializing in the genus Rosa. He travelled throughout the Mediterranean region, notably Crete, Spain, Portugal, and Algeria, amassing a herbarium of over 800,000 specimens, now kept at the Jardin botanique de Lyon. However, he is notorious for having published thousands of plant species that are no longer accepted. Gandoger died at Arnas in 1926.

Father J B Charbonnel published an obituary in the Bulletin de la Societe botanique de France (1927, Vol. 74, 3-11), which lists Gandoger's many publications. Plants with the specific epithet of gandogeri are named after him, an example being Carex gandogeri.

NB: Gandoger was originally known by the abbreviation Gdgr.


  • Flore lyonnaise et des départements du sud-est, comprenant l'analyse des plantes spontanées et des plantes cultivées comme industrielles ou ornementales (1875)
  • Revue du genre Polygonum (1882)
  • Flora europaea (1883-1891, 27 volumes)
  • Herborisations dans les Pyrénées (1884)
  • Monographie mondiale des Crucifères (3 volumes)
  • References

    Michel Gandoger Wikipedia

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