Claude Casimir Gillet

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Claude Casimir Gillet (1806-1896)

Claude Casimir Gillet (19 May 1806 in Dormans, department of Marne – 1 September 1896 in Alençon), was a French botanist and mycologist.[1] He initially trained as a medical doctor and veterinarian.

As a veterinarian, he worked for four years in Africa. Around 1853 he developed a passion for mycology, subsequently publishing a number of works on the subject. In 1867 he became a corresponding member of the Société Linnéenne de Normandie.[2]

Gillet was the taxonomic authority of the genera Tubaria (initially named a subgenus of Agaricus by Worthington George Smith) and Microglossum.[3][4]


  • Claude-Casimir Gillet, (1893) Agaricinées
  • Claude-Casimir Gillet, (1879) Les discomycètes, 230 pp
  • Gillet CG (1874) Les Hyménomycètes 828pp, (Full view available on google books)
  • Claude-Casimir Gillet, Jean-Henri Magne, (1868) Nouvelle flore française 704pp, (Full view available on google books)


  1. ^ (bibliography)
  2. ^ Gillet, Champignons France - AREHN Les champignons qui croissent en France : description et iconographie - Claude Casimir Gillet, 1878
  3. ^ Mushroom, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming (biographical information)
  4. ^ Tubaria (W.G. Sm.) Gillet 1876". MycoBank. International Mycological Association
  5. ^ IPNI.  Gillet.

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