Charles de L’Ecluse

(also Clusius, 1525–1609) [Clus.]

Trained as a lawyer, L’Ecluse translated works by Dodoens, Huerto and Acosta and contributed original floras of Spain (1576) and Hungary (1583). His Rariorum Plantarum Historia (Antwerp, 1601) introduced 100 new species.

Right: HI Archives portrait no. 3.

When Linnaeus cites Clus. hist., he's referring to Charles de L'Ecluse (also Clusius, 1526–1609), Rariorum Plantarum Historia ... (Antwerp, 1601).
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