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Gaimard, Joseph Paul


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)


Born: 1793, Saint Zacharie, Dept du Var, France. Died: 1858, Paris, France.



Surgeon-zoologist of two French expeditions round the world, and on a voyage to Iceland and Greenland.1

Humata gaimardianus J.Sm. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Uranie’, 1817-20. cf. sub Gaudichaud (also for Liter.).-Voyage in the ‘Astrolabe’, 1826-29. cf. sub P.A. Lesson (also for Liter.). In 1828 he was left behind in the hospital at Bourbon, on account of illness.



Herb. Paris [P], e.g. plants collected with Quoi (see there) from the Bay of Doré (NW. New Guinea) (1827) and in the Minahassa (N. Celebes) (1828).2

The zoological results of the ‘Uranie’ and the ‘Astrolabe’ were published by him and Quoi. Zoological MSS in Libr. Nat. Hist. Mus. Paris.



(1) J.P. Gaimard: ‘Voyage en Islande et au Groënland, exécuté pendant les années 1835-36 sur la corvette ‘La Recherche’’ (Paris 1838-51).

(2) The botanical results of the ‘Astrolabe’ were published by A. Richard in ‘Sertum Astrolabianum’ (Paris 1834).


biographical data:

In ‘Portraits et Histoire des Hommes Utiles’ (pub]. par la Soc. Montyon et Franklin, Paris 1837) p. 193-196 + portr.; Pritzel, Thes. Lit. Bot., 1872; A. Musgrave in Bibl. Austr. Ent. 1932, p. 114; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.


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