Biography of Bernardino Auriferi (1739-1796)

Sicilian botanist born in 1739 and died in 1796. He/She made several trips in Sicily for plants; He/She was appointed director of the Royal Garden of Palermo, and had a busy Chair. He/She published a catalogue of the plants of the garden with the title of Ortus panormitanus, and bequeathed to the city a magnificent Herbarium.