Liriodendron tulipifera flower

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A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Elias Magliore Durand
(25 January 1794 Ė 15 August 1873)

Information compiled in July 2011 by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has found about a half a dozen botanical specimens collected by Elias Durand.NCUís specimens are from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, and none have dates.

Elias Durand was born in France and studied pharmacy in Paris.He joined the medical corps in the French army, then became an apothecary in Nantes.He emigrated to the United States in 1816.He settled in Philadelphia and became a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in 1825.

He gave his herbarium of ca. 10,000 specimens of North American plants to the Paris herbarium (P) in 1868.

Durand died in Philadelphia in 1873.

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Elias Durand

The Durand Oak (Quercus durandii) was named in Elias Durandís honor by Buckley; it is now considered to be Quercus sinuata.


The UNC Herbarium would appreciate receiving more information about Elias Durand.
Please contact Carol Ann McCormick, Assistant Curator, by email or by phone at (919) 962-6931.

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University of North Carolina Herbarium
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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
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Last Updated: 6 July 2011