William Starling Sullivant

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Sullivant in 1864.

William Starling Sullivant (January 15, 1803 in Franklinton (today Columbus, Ohio) – April 30, 1873 in Columbus, Ohio) was a US bryologist.

He was the son of Lucas Sullivant and Sarah Starling. He studied at Ohio University at Athens, Ohio. He made Bachelor of Arts in 1823 at Yale.[1]

Sullivant became the leading expert on mosses and liverworts of his time. Many bryophyte species he discovered carry the abbreviation Sulliv. after their Latin name.

He married three times: Jane Marshall in 1824, Eliza Griscom Wheeler in 1834 and Caroline Eudora Sutton in 1851. His son, T. S. Sullivant, was the influential cartoonist published in Life and other magazines.

Works[edit]

  • A Catalogue of Plants, Native and Naturalized, in the Vicinity of Columbus, Ohio (1840).

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