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   Acharius
   Erik
   E A. ; botanical shortname: Ach ;
   
   painter Adolph Acharius (c. 1790-18xx)
   1757 in Gävle
   1819
   Vadstena
   
   
   at Uppsala University (matriculation 1773), one of the last of the students of Linnaeus; medical studies at Lund University (Ph.D. 1782)
   Sweden
   Archiv für die Botanik (1769-1805) ; Lichenographiae Suecia prodromus (1798), Methodus lichenum (1803), Lichenographia universalis (1810), Monog. Pyrenula (1812) ; J. P. Westring: Svenska lafvarnes färghist (1805-8) ; C. F. Thunberg: Flora Capensis (1807-20) ;
   Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm; director of the Vadstena Hospital (which he had initiated) in 1795,
   
   botanical drawing and watercolours ; hand-colouring
   www.nrm.se/images/18.1416bda210eb7cf4e7880008479/methodus.jpg ;
   British Museum ; www.nrm.se/frontpage/researchandcollections/botany/cryptogamicbotany/virtualexhibitions/erikacharius.310_en.html ;
   AKL 1 1992: 217 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ; Nordisk familjebok 1(1904): 96 ; Rutger Sernander in Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, vol. 1: 28-80 ; Dict Sci Biogr.1(1970): 45 ;
   Mostly known as professional botanist and as the "father of lichenology".
   51806870
   
   





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