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Augusto Ruschi

Augusto Ruschi, Brazilian biologist (Santa Teresa, Espirito Santo State 12 December 1915 – Vitoria 03 June 1986)

From Italian parentage


Authored about 470 works being 380 papers and 22 books

Gained international recognition for his studies about hummingbirds, orchids and tropical botany   

Regarded as a world authority on hummingbirds being the first to breed hummingbirds in captivity  

Held the greatest written work about hummingbirds

Developed the concept of ecological or forest reserve (1951)



DESCRIBED NEW TAXA

Animalia

Mammalia

Valid Subspecies

Natalus stramineus espiritosantensis 1951

Aves

Valid Species

Amazilia rondoniae 1982

Phaethornis margarettae 1972

Valid Subspecies

Amazilia versicolor kubtchecki 1959

Augastes scutatus soaresii 1963

Campylopterus largipennis diamantinensis 1963

Plantae

Orchidaceae

Valid Genus

Hoehneella 1945

Species

Bulbophyllum teresense 1946

Cattleya dupontii 1970

Cattleya grosvenori 1969

Centrogenium rademarkeri 1972 with La Gasa

Cleistes medicii 1972

Cyrtopodium paynei 1969

Epistephium mardenii 1969

Gomesa guinlei 1946

Gomesa novaesae 1970

Habenaria carvalhoi 1946

Habenaria mayersii 1946

Habenaria mello-leitonii 1946 

Habenaria nabucoi 1973

Hoehneella gehrtiana 1945 

Hoehneella heloisae 1945

Hoehneella santos-nevesii 1945

Koellensteinia colnagi 1974

Koellensteinia espiritosantensis 1954

Laelia wetmorei 1970

Miltonia velloziana 1975 with La Gasa

Ornithocephalus vosburghi 1969

Phymatidium lopesii 1969 

Physosiphon bragae 1970

Pseudolaelia canaanensis 1974

Pseudolaelia dutraei 1952

Saundersia bicallosa 1955

Zygopetalum rigbyanum 1975

Zygopetalum chateaubriandii 1955

Bromeliaceae

Species

Neoregelia punctatissima 1954

Neoregelia rubrifolia 1954

Neoregelia tigrina 1954



HONORS

Ruschia Mello Leitão 1940 (Arachnida)