Friday, April 15, 2022

Pierrine Gaston-Sacaze

Pierrine Gaston Sacaze (1797 - 1893) was a shepherd and a botanist born in the hamlet of Bagès, above Béost  in Béarn.

His work constitutes a monumental herbarium of the Pyrenees in thirteen volumes currently on deposit at the Pyrenean Botanical Conservatory of Bagnères-de-Bigorre ( Hautes-Pyrénées ).

To ensure the conservation of this very fragile herbarium, it is frozen at -30° for one month every five years and only researchers will be able to consult it.

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