Luigi Aloysius Colla

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Luigi Aloysius Colla (30 April 1766 – 23 December 1848) was an Italian botanist of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.wikipedia
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Musa balbisiana

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In 1820 Colla described two species, Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata, that are the basis for almost all cultivated bananas.
It was first scientifically described in 1820 by the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla.

Banana

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In 1820 Colla described two species, Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata, that are the basis for almost all cultivated bananas.
In a series of papers published from 1947 onwards, Ernest Cheesman showed that Linnaeus's Musa sapientum and Musa paradisiaca were cultivars and descendants of two wild seed-producing species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, both first described by Luigi Aloysius Colla.

Musa acuminata

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In 1820 Colla described two species, Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata, that are the basis for almost all cultivated bananas.
Musa acuminata was first described by the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla in the book Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino (1820).

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Luigi Aloysius Colla (30 April 1766 – 23 December 1848) was an Italian botanist of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.

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Luigi Aloysius Colla (30 April 1766 – 23 December 1848) was an Italian botanist of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries.

Savoy

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He was a member of the Provisional Government of Savoy from December 12, 1798 to April 2, 1799, taking his turn as chairman of the government in rotation for a ten-day term.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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Colla was a member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.

List of banana cultivars

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Furthermore, it was discovered that most cultivated bananas are actually hybrids between two wild species, M. acuminata and M. balbisiana, both first described in 1820 by the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla, and that Linnaeus' two "species" were both this hybrid, which is now called M. × paradisiaca.

Taxonomy of the Orchidaceae

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Bletia Ruiz & Pav., included Anthogyas Raf., Bletiana Raf., Crybe Lindl., Gyas Salisb., Regnellia Barb. Rodr., Thiebautia Colla

Gentianaceae

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Melaleuca systena

It had been first formally described in 1824 as Billottia acerosa by Luigi Aloysius Colla.

Luigi (name)

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Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766–1848), botanist

Tecophilaea

Tecophilaea was named for Tecophila Billotti, botanical artist and daughter of the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla of Turin, who found this plant in 1836, credited with publishing the genus name after it had been suggested by Carlo Luigi Giuseppe Bertero.

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus

The genus Tecophilaea was named after Tecofila Billiotti, botanical artist and daughter of the botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla of Turin.

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Luigi Aloysius Colla (1766–1848), Italian botanist