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Louis Sulpice (Louis) Bouton


Mauritian botanist. Collected widely in Mauritius. Helped found the Société d’histoire naturelle (later the Société royale des arts et sciences), 1821; secretary, 1839–78. Through the society, influenced development of botany, zoology, and economic forestry in Mauritius. Wrote on local medicinal plants.


Dictionary of Mauritian biography.


Dictionary of Mauritian biography: Dictionnaire de biographie mauricienne (Dictionary of Mauritian biography). 4 vols. to date. Port Louis, Mauritius: Société de l’histoire de l’Ile Maurice. [1941–.]