Nicaise Auguste Desvaux

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Nicaise Auguste Desvaux (28 August 1784 – 12 July 1856) was a French botanist.[1]

From 1816 he taught classes in Angers, where from 1817 to 1838 he served as director of its botanical garden.[2][3] He described the botanical genera Neslia, Rostkovia and Didymoglossum. The genus Desvauxia is named in his honor.[4]


  • Journal de Botanique, appliquée à l'Agriculture, à la Pharmacie, à la Médecine et aux Arts (1813-1815, 4 volumes).
  • Observations sur les plantes des environs d'Angers (1818).
  • Flore de l'Anjou ou exposition méthodique des plantes du département de Maine et Loire et de l’ancien Anjou (1827).
  • Prodrome de la famille des fougères (1827).
  • Sur le genre Mycenastrum, In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles Botanique, Série 2 17: 143-[147] (1842).[5]

Note: He is not to be confused with French botanist Étienne-Émile Desvaux (1830-1854, botanical abbrev. É.Desv.).


  1. ^ - The Mineralogical Record - Library
  2. ^ Google Books CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms by Umberto Quattrocchi
  3. ^ Auguste-Nicaise Desvaux (1784-1856)
  4. ^ Google Books Etymological Dictionary of Grasses
  5. ^ Publications by Desvaux Cybertruffle
  6. ^ IPNI.  Desv. 

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