|Linnaeus' immediate influence on plant taxonomy, other than through his own works, lay in the activities of the students who (for the most part) defended theses that he prepared, and who then went on to more or less independent careers as botanists themselves.|
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In France, on his way back to Sweden from Holland in 1738, Linnaeus met the the French botanists (and brothers) Antoine (1686-1758), Bernard (1699-1777), and Joseph de Jussieu (1704-1779). Antoine was Professor of Botany at the Jardin du Roi, but it was Bernard who showed Linnaeus Paris and its botanical treasures, including Tournefort's herbarium. Bernard de Jussieu was an inspired teacher and passionately concerned with botanical systematics. Unlike Linnaeus whose approach was deductive, proceeding from theory to confirmatory observation, Bernard de Jussieu took an inductive approach in searching for a natural system of classification.
The de Jussieus; A.-L. de Jussieu's Genera Plantarum (1789)
Michel Adanson (Familles des Plantes, 1763, 1764)
Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
George Bentham & Joseph D. Hooker
Arthur Cronquist and Armen Takhtajan
Kenneth R. Sporne
Robert F. Thorne
Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (Angiosperm Phylogeny Website)
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Blunt, W. (2001). Linnaeus - The compleat naturalist. Princeton, Princeton University Press.
Morton, A. G. (1981). History of botanical science. London, Academic Press.
Stafleu, F. (1971). Linnaeus and the Linnaeans. Utrecht, International Association for Plant Taxonomy.
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