The "Pavillon de Jussieu" near Grand Trianon, now occupied by the Palace of Versailles Research Centre was not the Jussieu's house but probably its residence when he was hosted by Claude and Antoine Richard, the gardeners in chief.
Long before Abraham Trembley (1700–1784) published his Histoire des polypes d'eau douce, Jussieu maintained the doctrine that these organisms were in fact animals, and not the flowers of marine plants, which was the notion at the time; to confirm his views, he made three journeys to the coast of Normandy. Singularly modest and retiring, he published very little, but in 1759 he arranged the plants in the royal garden of the Grand Trianon in the Palace of Versailles, according to his own scheme of classification. This arrangement is printed in his nephew Antoine Laurent de Jussieu's Genera plantarum, and formed the basis of that work. He cared little for the credit of enunciating new discoveries, so long as the facts were made public. On the death of his brother Antoine, he could not be induced to succeed him as professor of botany at the Jardin des Plantes, but prevailed upon L. G. Lemonnier to assume the higher position. He was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1749. The standard botanical author abbreviation B.Juss. is applied to plants described by de Jussieu. References
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^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "De Jussieu". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. ^ a b One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jussieu, De, s.v. Bernard de Jussieu". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 593–594.
WorldCat Identities BNF: cb105027860 (data) Botanist: B.Juss. GND: 117659924 ISNI: 0000 0001 1833 3071 LCCN: n85158837 SELIBR: 351081 SNAC: w6kk9kjk SUDOC: 116840277 VI