Antonina Borissova

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Antonina Borissova
Born1903 (1903)
Died1970 (aged 66–67)
Known forCentral Asian flora
Scientific career

Antonina Georgievna Borissova (1903–1970) was a Russian botanist, specialising in the flora of the deserts and semi-desert of central Asia. Borissova authored 195 land plant species names, the ninth-highest number of such names authored by any female scientist.[1]


Among the plants she identified are:

These species of succulent are named in her honour:


  1. ^ Lindon, Heather L.; Gardiner, Lauren M.; Brady, Abigail; Vorontsova, Maria S. (5 May 2015). "Fewer than three percent of land plant species named by women: Author gender over 260 years". Taxon. 64 (2): 209–215. doi:10.12705/642.4. Archived from the original on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. ^ IPNI.  Boriss.