William Jack (botanist)
|Died||15 September 1822 (aged 27-28)|
He was born in Aberdeen on 29 January 1795.
He then travelled to London for further studies in surgery, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1812.
Much of his work, including manuscripts, drawings, and collections, was destroyed by fire in 1824.
He died at Bencoolen in Sumatra on 15 September 1822.
Three plant genera are named after him:
- Jakkia Blume, 1823, a synonym of Xanthophyllum, in family Polygalaceae
- Jackia Wall., 1824, a synonym of Jackiopsis Ridsdale, in family Rubiaceae
- Jackia Spreng., nom. illeg., 1826, a synonym of Eriolaena in family Malvaceae
- Descriptions of Malayan Plants 1820–1822. Originally published in Malayan Miscellanies, and reprinted in various forms at later dates.
- William Jack, communicated by Robert Brown (1823) , Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 14(1): 1-22
- William Jack, communicated by Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1823) , Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 14(1): 23-45
- William Jack, communicated by Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1823) , Transactions of The Linnean Society of London 14(1): 114-130
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