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Scientist Dr. John Torrey (1796-1873)

Botanical author and one of the founders of what would become the New York Academy of Science. Torrey published reports on the plants that were collected by John Fremont in the expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1845, and by Fremont in California in 1853. He also wrote on plants gathered in 1848 by Major William Emory on his trip from Kansas to San Diego, California, and by Captain Howard Stansbury in the Great Salt Lake region of Utah in 1852.

Also see hybridizer John Torrey

Iris publications:

Torrey, J., (1824), A Flora of the Northern and Middle Sections of the United States 1: 36. 1824 Iris versicolor var. communis.

Torrey, J., (1857), Descriptions of the general botanical collections in Reports of Explorations and Surveys for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Washington. Vol. IV. 1857. Iris macrosiphon.

-- BobPries - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r1 - 12 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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