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Jacques Étienne Gay

Jacques Étienne Gay

map of herbarium specimens attributed to Jacques Étienne Gay.
name:Jacques Étienne Gay
notes:Jaques Étienne Gay(b. 1786 Switzerland – 1864) was a Swiss-French botanist, civil servant, collector and taxonomist. His name is associated with plants in standardised botanical nomenclature, e.g. Crocus sieberi J.Gay. He was the most famous of the students of botanist Jean François Aimée Gaudin with whom he began collecting plants at the age of 14. He was married to Rosalie Nillion.

The botanical genus Gaya[1] was named in his honour, as was the species Potamogeton gayi Bennett 1892.
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source:Kent DH & Allen DE. 1984. British and Irish Herbaria. London.

Inferred associations

associated with

William Jackson Hooker
Joseph Dalton Hooker




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