François Gagnepain

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François Gagnepain

François Gagnepain (23 September 1866 – 25 January 1952) was a French botanist. The standard botanical author abbreviation Gagnep. is applied to plants described by Gagnepain.[1]

With Achille Eugène Finet, he named a number of species within the botanical family Annonaceae.[2] The genus Gagnepainia (family Zingiberaceae) was named in his honor by Karl Moritz Schumann.[3] The French Academy of Sciences awarded Gagnepain the Prix de Coincy for the year 1907.[4]

Selected publications

  • Topographie botanique des environs de Cercy-la-Tour (Nièvre), Société d'histoire naturelle d'Autun, 1900 - Botanical topography involving the environs of Cercy-la-Tour (Nièvre).
  • Contributions à la flore de l'Asie orientale, 1905, (in collaboration with Achille Eugène Finet) - Contributions to the flora of eastern Asia.
  • Contribution à l'étude géo-botanique de l'Indo-Chine, 1926 - Contribution to the geobotanical study of Indochina.[5]


  1. ^ IPNI Author Query Results for "Gagnepain", The International Plant Names Index, retrieved 2011-10-03
  2. ^ IPNI List of plants described & co-described by Achille Eugène Finet
  3. ^ CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names: Common Names, Scientific ..., Volume 2 by Umberto Quattrocchi
  4. ^ "Séance du 2 décembre". Le Moniteur scientifique du Doctor Quesneville: 89–90. January 1908. Archived from the original on 2014-10-25.
  5. ^ Google Search (publications)