Cornelius Lott Shear

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Cornelius Lott Shear (1865–1956) was an American mycologist and plant pathologist.[1] In 1908 he created the American Phytopathological Society.[2] He was the first to describe the grass Bromus arizonicus.[3]

The standard author abbreviation Shear is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.[4]


  1. ^ Stevenson, John A. (1957). "Cornelius Lott Shear". Mycologia. 49 (2): 283–297. JSTOR 3755640. 
  2. ^ Peterson PD, Smith CS. (2000). "C.L. SHEAR: Gifted Mycologist, Plant Pathologist, and APS Founder". Annual Review of Phytopathology. 38: 19–29. doi:10.1146/annurev.phyto.38.1.19. 
  3. ^ EPA
  4. ^ IPNI.  Shear.