John Jacob Lavranos

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John Lavranos in his garden in Loulé

John Jacob Lavranos (29 March 1926 – 1 February 2018) was a South African-Portuguese insurance broker and botanist. He had a special interest in succulents. He was born in Corfu, Greek Island. He settled in Loulé, Portugal a small town near Faro in southern Portugal in 1995 and donated most of his plants to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.[1][2]

Lavranos died in Loulé from a stroke on 1 February 2018 at the age of 91.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Au Cactus Francophone : Fiche de : Lavranos, John Jacob". www.cactuspro.com.
  2. 'Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa' Gunn & Codd - AA Balkema (Cape Town, 1981)
  3. pers. comm. from Angelo Lavranos