Born at Montpellier, 7th May, 1804. Died at Paris, 15th April, 1863.
Took his degree as M.D. In 1829 was professor of zoology at the Athenee at, Marseilles, and in 1833 was professor of botany at Toulouse. He was a distinguished litterateur. Went on a botanical mission to Corsica in 1850. Succeeded Achille Richard in the,chair of "histoire naturelle medicale" at Paris, with charge of the plants of that faculty at Jardin des Plantes. Published medical works and also "Essai sur les dedoublements ou multiplications d'organes dans les vegetaux. 4to." illustrated, Montpellier,1826. His "Chenopodearum, monographica enumeratio" ( Paris, 1840) is valuable to all Australian students of saltbushes. He specialised also on the Amarantaceae. He was author of "Elements de Tera tologie vegetale" ( Paris, l84l); "Polygalees Brasiliens" (with Aug. St. Hilaire) and other works on the same family of plants. Cooperated with the same author in a work on Capparidacae.
Mr. Hedley informs me that there is a brief obituary notice in the Journal de Conchyiologie, XII, 1864, p. 86-7. He was a distinguished ornithologist and conchologist as well as a botanist, also a member of the Institute Went to Paris in 1853.
For biography and list of works see Toulouse Mem. Acad. Sci., v, 1864, pp. 5-46; Adansonia, v,1864.5, pp. 149-175
He is commemorated by:
Atrlplex moquiniana, Webb,
Moquinia a monotypic genus of Cape Campanulacae,
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1910) Records of the earlier French botanists as regards Australian plants. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales for 1910. 44:123-155.