Aaron John Sharp

Aaron John "Jack" Sharp (July 29, 1904 – November 16, 1997) was an American botanist and byrologist, considered an expert on mosses.[1][2] He taught at the University of Tennessee from 1929 until his retirement in 1974, and was co-author of the book Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers (1961). He served as president of the Botanical Society of America in 1965 and was made Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1992.[1] In 1990 he received the Order of the Rising Sun (3rd class) from Japan for his work on Asian ecosystems.[1][2]

The standard author abbreviation Sharp is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 McFarland, Kenneth D.; Lewis E. Anderson & Howard A. Crum (1998). "A tribute to Aaron John Sharp. July 29, 1904-November 16, 1997". The Bryologist. 101 (4): 481–488. doi:10.1639/0007-2745(1998)101[481:attajs]2.0.co;2. JSTOR 3244523.
  2. 1 2 Burkhart, Ford (23 November 1997). "Dr. Aaron J. Sharp, 93, Botanist and Master of Moss". The New York Times.
  3. IPNI.  Sharp.

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