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Edmond Tulasne

Louis René Étienne Tulasne, a.k.a. Edmond Tulasne (12 September 1815 – 22 December 1885) was a French botanist and mycologist born in Azay-le-Rideau.

He originally studied law at Poitiers, but his interest later turned to botany. As a young man he assisted botanist Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779–1853) with studies of Brazilian flora. From 1842 until 1872 he worked as a naturalist at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris. In 1854 he succeeded Adrien-Henri de Jussieu (1797–1853) as a member of the Académie des sciences. He died in Hyères on 22 December 1885, age 70.

Tulasne's specialized study was the science of mycology. His microscopic investigation of fungi, particularly parasitic species, contributed much to the understanding on the complexities of their nature and development. He is credited with introducing the concept of "pleomorphy" in regard to fungi. Pleomorphy states that an individual fungus, growing in different substrates can have dramatically different forms. In 1853 he introduced his views on the reproduction cycle of Claviceps purpurea (ergot).A number of mycological species, as well as the genera Tulasneinia and Tulasnella (family Tulasnellaceae) are named after him. He is credited with providing classification taxa for the following genera: Crucibulum, Glomus, Sebacina, Terfezia, Tilletia and Hypomyces (the latter genus with Elias Magnus Fries).He also produced some important works on flowering plants. For example, in 1855, he published two papers on the magnoliid family Monimiaceae, in which he included what are now the Lauralean families Siparunaceae and Atherospermataceae.Tulasne published over 50 scientific articles during his career. Some of his best work was done in collaboration with his brother, Charles Tulasne (1816–1884), such as "Fungi hypogaei" (1851) and the three-volume "Selecta fungorum carpologia" (1861–65). The latter work is known for its superb detailed illustrations, being created by Charles Tulasne.Many of his works were published under the Latinized name "Ludovicus-Renatus".

The standard author abbreviation Tul. is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

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Some of their strengths

Edmond Tulasne has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Courageous, Smart, Passionate, Hardworking, Loyal, and Optimistic.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Edmond Tulasne is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Edmond Tulasne well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Active and Ambitious

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Edmond Tulasne as someone who is active, ambitious, bold, and courageous.

A person who is driven and organized, is wise with money, who knows how to tell a good story, likes physical activity, and who loves learning.

Emotionally Intelligent and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Edmond Tulasne is someone who tends to have strong emotional intelligence and intuition, and who can be a catalyst of change for others.

They are also someone who is patient, assertive, and who is a natural leader that likes to help others in need.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Edmond Tulasne tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Edmond Tulasne's challenges

While Edmond Tulasne has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Edmond Tulasne can be Stubborn, Difficult, Perfectionist, Suspicious, Idle, Impulsive, and Aggressive.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Edmond Tulasne's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Impulsive and Aggressive

Edmond Tulasne is someone who can be impulsive, aggressive, and confrontational, can have difficulty listening to others, be moody and high strung, have conflict with authority figures, be too judgmental of others, and who can be overindulgent and extravagant.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Edmond Tulasne also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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