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Fortunato Herrera

Fortunato Luciano Herrera Garmendia, Peruvian botanist, ethnographer, historian, geographer and mineralogist (Cusco 13 December 1873 – Lima 13 April 1945)


Authored over 200 papers and 20 books


Proposed the use of Krameria triantha natural products


Authored Contribución a la flora del Departamento del Cusco (1921), with native synonyms, varieties of food plants and notes of ethnological and historical character  


With Russian Y. Yakovlev authored the monumental work El mundo vegetal de los antiguos peruanos (1934), describing the uses of plants in the arts and daily life of old civilizations in Peru (with international repercussion) 


DESCRIBED VALID PLANTAE TAXA

Genera

Aliconia 1921

Hemifuchsia 1936

Species

Aliconia guaco 1921

Cantua hibrida 1921

Cassia florifera 1921

Hemifuchsia yodostoma 1936

Mentha muna 1921


HONOURS

Auxilliary Member, Academie Internationale de Botanique, Le Mans, France

Genus Fortunatia Mcbride 1931 (Asparagaceae)

About 50 plant species bears his name


LINKS

www.fortunatoherrera.org/index.html