John Torrey (1796-1873)
John Torrey was a physician, botanist and chemist. He was the founder of the Torrey Botanical Society and president of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York. Together with Asa Gray he wrote the lengthy "Flora of North America," published between 1838 and 1843. Torrey's two-volume "Flora of the State of New York" (1843) was internationally acclaimed. He spent the rest of his life describing and classifying the newly collected flora from the American West.
- 1863 circa 5 years
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