The Portuguese naturalist Correia da Serra (1751–1823) and his impact on early nineteenth-century botany

  title={The Portuguese naturalist Correia da Serra (1751–1823) and his impact on early nineteenth-century botany},
  author={Maria Paula Diogo and A. N. A. Carneiro and Ana Sim{\~o}es},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
This paper focuses on the contributions to natural history, particularly in methods of plant classification of the Portuguese botanist, man of letters, diplomat, and Freemason Abbé José Correia da Serra (1751–1823), placing them in their national and international political and social contexts.Correia da Serra adopted the natural method of classification championed by the Frenchman Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, and introduced refinements of his own that owe much to parallel developments in… 
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