Erik Acharius (1757-10-10 – 1819-08-14), Swedish botanist and lichenologist, and one of Carolus Linnaeus last pupils. Acharius made the first detailed classification system for lichens, and is sometimes called "the father of lichenology".[1]

Erik Acharius

IPNI standard form: Ach.

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  1. Uppsala University, 2008: The secret of lichens was concealed from Linnaeus
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