George Jackson (botanist)

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George Jackson (1790–1811) was an English botanist and author. He was born in Aberdeen in 1780 and was later in charge of A.B. Lambert's herbarium. On 2 February 1808 he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society and made important contributions to The Botanist's Repository. He formally described the genus Ormosia, publishing the description in Transactions of the Linnean Society.[1][2][3]

Jackson died on 12 January, 1811 aged 31. In the same year Robert Brown named a genus of leguminous plants Jacksonia in his honour. James Edward Smith, in Rees's Cyclopædia noted -

  • "Jacksonia, so named by Mr. Robert Brown, in memory of the late Mr. George Jackson, F.L.S., a man of the most excellent and amiable character, devoted to the science of botany."[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Ormosia". Tropicos. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Jackson, George (1811). "Account of Ormosia, a new genus of decandrous plants belonging to thenatural order of Leguminosae". Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 10: 358–364. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. ^ Britten, James (1916). "Bibliographical notes LXV - Henry Andrews and his "Botanists' Repository"". Journal of botany, British and foreign. 54: 242–243. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ Rees, Abraham (ed.) (1811). The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (Volume 18). London: Longman, Hurst, Rees Orme & Brown. pp. 530–531. Retrieved 27 October 2018.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Britten, James (1886). "George Jackson, F.L.S." Journal of botany, British and foreign. 24: 137–139. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  6. ^ Desmond, Ray (ed.) (1994). Dictionary Of British And Irish Botanists And Horticulturists Including Plant Collectors, Flower Painters and Garden Designers. London: Taylor and Francis. p. 377.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ IPNI.  Jacks.