Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré

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Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré (September 4, 1789 – January 16, 1854) was a French botanist.


Gaudichaud was born in Angoulême, to J-J. Gaudichaud and Rose (Mallat) Gaudichaud. He studied pharmacology at Cognac and Angoulême. He also studied chemistry and herbology.

His greatest claim to fame was serving as botanist on a circumglobal expedition from 1817 to 1820. He accompanied Freycinet, who made the expedition on the ships Uranie and Physicienne. He is known for his collections in Australia.

In 1831 Gaudichaud sailed on L'Herminie to South America, visiting Chile, Brazil and Peru. In 1836 he undertook a third voyage, circumnavigating the globe on La Bonite.

He died in Paris.


Gaudichaud is commemorated in the scientific names of two species of South American lizards, Ecpleopus gaudichaudii and the Chilean marked gecko.[1]

Principal works

  • Flore des îles Malouines (Flora of the Malouine Islands)
  • Mémoire sur les Cycadées (Treatise on the Cycads)
  • Voyage de l'Uranie (Voyage of the Uranus)
  • Lettre sur l'organographie et la physiologie, addressed to Monsieur de Mirbel, in Archives de Botanique, T. II, 1833 (Letter on Oceanography and Physiology)
  • Recherches générales sur l'organographie (General Research on Oceanography)
  • Mémoire sur le Cissus hydrophora (Treatise on Cissus hydrophora)
  • Voyage Autour du Monde Executé pendant les années 1836 et 1837 sur la corvette La Bonite (Voyage of the Bonita)
  • Notes relatives à l'organographie et à la physiologie des végétaux monocotylés


  1. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Gaudichaud", p. 99).
  2. ^ IPNI.  Gaudich.

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