studies at Ivrea, Turin and the Collegio Fascarini in Venice
1876 - 1879 attends the school for viniculture in Conegliano
1879 travels to Argentina, works as assistant to the natural science faculty at the university of Buenos Aires
1897 - 1912 professor of botany, phytopathology and agrochemistry at the university of La Plata
Spegazzini's Italian publications concerned the fungal parasites of grapevines, and some work on the macrofungi of northern Italy. In his subsequent work, he named a tremendous number of fungi, very quickly, in South America, provoking some bitter criticism from Lloyd. Whatever one may think of his work on fleshy fungi, he also did a lot of high-quality (and very early) work on the Laboulbeniales, collaborating long-distance with Roland Thaxter. As the vast majority of the fungi he named are tropical, none of his discoveries have yet appeared on this website.
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