Sandro Pignatti

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Alessandro "Sandro" Pignatti (born 28 September 1930) is an Italian botanist specialising in pteridophytes and spermatophytes.[1] The Australian plant species, Calectasia pignattiana was named after him. On 31 May 1991 Pignatti received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at Uppsala University, Sweden [2] He is a Honorary Member of the International Association for Vegetation Science (1997).[3]

"The specific epithet honours Professors Erika and Alessandro Pignatti of Rome on the occasion of their seventieth birthdays. They have contributed greatly to our knowledge of south-west vegetation associations and have collected extensively, including many taxa new to science."[4]


  1. ^ "Author Details". The International Plant Name Index. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
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  4. ^ Barrett, Russell L.; Dixon, Kingsley W. (8 January 2001). "A revision of the genus Calectasia (Calectasiaceae) with eight new species described from south-west Western Australia" (PDF). Nuytsia. 13 (3): 446. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  5. ^ IPNI.  Pignatti.