Planchon, Gustave

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Planchon, Gustave Gender: M
François Gustave Planchon
born on 29 October 1833 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Ganges, France, 43n56, 3e42
Timezone LMT m3e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
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Gustave Planchon


French pharmacologist and entomologist best known for his research on the anatomical structure of vegetal drugs (or animal in the case of mealybugs). Somewhat difficult to classify, his work was devoted to pharmacology and various fields of the natural sciences and to all its sub-categories, in particular plant physiology, phytopaleontology, botanical geography (geobotany) and entomology. He became a pioneer in the determination of drugs by studying their external morphology with the aid of the microscope, enabling him to rectify erroneous identifications (Kermes vermilio vs Kermes ilicis) much more accurately. He died on 13 April 1900 in Montpellier, aged 66.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pharmacologist, entomologist)