Charles Plumier

[Charles Plumier] Botanist; born on 20 April 1646 in Marseilles, France; died on 20 November 1704 in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. His first botanical excursion to the French Antilles resulted in his appointment as royal botanist by King Louis XIV in 1693. Two other trips to Central America and the Antilles class him among the important explorers of his time. He left a unique collection of descriptions and writings on plant life. The genus Plumeria (commonly called Frangipani) is named for him.

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