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John Torrey

(1796—1873)


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(1796–1873)

An American botanist and chemist, who held professor-ships in chemistry, mineralogy, geology, and natural history before being appointed, in 1836, New York State botanist. While still a student he was one of the founders, in 1817, of the Lyceum of Natural History which later became the New York Academy of Sciences. He originated the Flora of North America and between 1838 and 1843 collaborated on its early sections with his former pupil, Asa Gray (who completed it).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.


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