[Taxacom] Jose María Gabriel y Galán passed away

Leopoldo Medina medina at rjb.csic.es
Mon Mar 16 06:41:27 CDT 2020

On 13th March 2020, Dr. Jose María Gabriel y Galán, one of the most 
important pteridologist of the Iberian Peninsula passed away unexpectedly.

Jose María always kept a close connection to teaching while developing 
his research work, first at the Alfonso X el Sabio University and later 
in the Botany Unit of the Faculty of Biology of the Complutense 
University of Madrid (Spain). His deep botanical vocation was directed 
towards the world of ferns, where he excelled in various Polypodiopsida 
groups and contributed to the Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group.

His colleagues and students will always remember him as a a great 
professional, a better friend and an extraordinary teacher, always 
concerned with offering the best of himself to all of the people who had 
the chance of meeting him.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Leopoldo Medina, PhD
Conservador de Plantas vasculares
Vascular Plants Manager Collection
Herbario MA / MA Herbarium / CITES ES001
Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC
Plaza de Murillo 2
28014 Madrid

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