Want a chance to dig deeper into the science done by the botanists, mycologists, and phycologists of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)? Here’s a round-up of our publications during 2020.
(Authors in bold are associated with NCU).
Bryan, Corbin T., and H. Van T. Cotter. 2020. Coker’s Amanita taxa: 100 years later. Poster presented at the Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting (Virtual, July 21-22, 2020).
Hughey, Jeffery R., Geoffrey L. Leister, Paul W. Gabrielson, and Max H. Hommersand. 2020. Sarcopeltis gen. nov. (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta), with S. skottsbergii comb. nov. from southern South America and S. antarctica sp. nov. from the Antarctic Peninsula. Phytotaxa 468(1): 075-088. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.468.1.4
Knapp, Wesley M., Anne Frances, Reed Noss, Robert F. C. Naczi, Alan Weakley, George D. Gann, Bruce G. Baldwin, James Miller, Patrick McIntyre, Brent D. Mishler, Gerry Moore, Richard G. Olmstead, Anna Strong, Kathryn Kennedy, Bonnie Heidel, and Daniel Gluesenkamp. 2020. Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13621
Knapp Wesley M., Derick B. Poindexter, and Alan S. Weakley. 2020. The true identity of Marshallia grandiflora, an extinct species, and the description of Marshallia pulchra (Asteraceae, Helenieae, Marshalliinae). Phytotaxa 447(1): 001-015. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.447.1.1
Knapp, Wesley M., Anne Frances, Reed Noss, Robert F. C. Naczi, Alan Weakley, George D. Gann, Bruce G. Baldwin, James Miller, Patrick McIntyre, Brent D. Mishler, Gerry Moore, Richard G. Olmstead, Anna Strong, Daniel Gluesenkamp, and Kathryn Kennedy. 2020. Regional records improve data quality in determining plant extinction rates. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 512-514. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1146-1
LeBlond, R. 2020. Panicum types at the University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU). Phytoneuron 2020-8: 1–38.
Lücking, R., L. Kaminsky, G.B. Perlmutter, J.D. Lawrey & M. Dal Forno. 2020. Cora timucua (Hygrophoraceae), a new and potentially extinct, previously misidentified basidiolichen of Florida inland scrub documented from historical collections. The Bryologist 123(4): 657-673.
Maneveldt, Gavin W., So Young Jeong, Tae Oh Cho, Jeffery R. Hughey, and Paul W. Gabrielson. 2020. Reassessment of misapplied names, Phymatolithon ferox and P. repandum (Hapalidiales, Corallinohycidae, Rhodophyta) in South Africa, based on DNA sequencing of type and recently collected material. Phycologia 59(5): 449-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/00318884.2020.1800298
Meyers, Dan J. & H. Van T. Cotter. 2020, Inventory of fungal and other type collections held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fungal and Lichen Herbaria (NCU). In review – Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences.
Perlmutter, G. and T. Howard. 2020 [ongoing]. Lichens of North Carolina [Internet]. Raleigh (NC): North Carolina Biodiversity Project and North Carolina State Parks. Available from https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/lichen/index.php.
Perlmutter, G.B. and E. Rivas Plata. 2020. Lecanora (Aspicilia) albopruinosa is a synonym of Circinaria contorta. Opuscula Philolichenum 19: 168-171.
Perlmutter, G.B., E. Rivas Plata, S. LaGreca, A. Aptroot, R. Lücking, A. Tehler & D. Ertz. 2020. Biatora akompsa is revealed as a disjunct North American species of Pentagenella (Opegraphaceae) through molecular phylogenetic analysis and phenotype-based binning. The Bryologist 123(3): 502-516.
Pittman, A.B. and B.A. Sorrie. 2020. Lobelia batsonii (Campanulaceae), a new species from the sandhills of the Carolinas. Phytoneuron 2020-79: 1–9.
Sorrie, B.A. 2020. Eremochloa ophiuroides (Poaceae) –– Distribution and collection chronology in the United States. Phytoneuron 2020-18: 1–7.
Twist, Brenton A., Christpher E. Cornwall, Sophie J. McCoy, Paul W. Gabrielson, Patrick T. Martone, and Wendy A. Nelson. 2020. The need to employ reliable and reproducible species identifications in coralline algal research. Marine Ecology Progress Series 654: 225-231. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13506
Weakley, A.S. 2020. Flora of the southeastern United States, edition of October 2020. North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
Weakley, Alan S., Derick B. Poindexer, Hannah C. Medford, Bruce A. Sorrie, Carol Ann McCormick, Edwin L. Bridges, Steve L. Orzell, Keith A. Bradley, Harvey E. Ballard, Jr., Remington N. Burwell, Samuel L. Lockhart, and Alan R. Franck. 2020. Studies in the vascular flora of the southeastern United States: VI. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 14(2): 199-239. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v14.i2.1004
Windham, M. D., K. M. Pryer, D. B. Poindexter, F. W. Li, C. J. Rothfels et al. 2020 A step‐by‐step protocol for meiotic chromosome counts in flowering plants: A powerful and economical technique revisited. Applications in Plant Sciences 8(4): e11342.
Zona, S. 2020. Shingle-leaf climbers. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics. 47: 125577. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2020.125577
Many botanists use specimens curated by NCU in their studies, but we do not always find out when those studies are published.
Specimens from NCU used in this study:
Miller EA, Lisin SE, Smith CM, Van Houtan KS. 2020 Herbaria macroalgae as a proxy for historical upwelling trends in Central California. Proc. R. Soc. B 287: 20200732. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0732
And on the Lighter Side…
Herbarium articles which appeared in the e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden during 2020:
Cotter, Van T., Dan Meyers, Ezra Knight, and Corbin Bryan. 2020. When Hairy Met the Herbarium. February 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. [Genea hispidula]
McCormick, Carol Ann. 2020. Tree Cores Come to the Herbarium. March 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Cotter, Van T. 2020. Mason Farm Microbes Make Fine Sourdough Bread. April 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Poindexter, Derick B. 2020. Just when you think you know some plant. May 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. [Elymus hystrix & Elymus hystrix var. piedmontanus]
McCormick, Carol Ann and Van T. Cotter. 2020. Happy Birthday, Psilocybe! July 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
McCormick, Carol Ann. 2020. Following in Botanical Footsteps at Rocky Face Mountain. August 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
McCormick, Carol Ann. 2020. Spreading the Herbarium Gospel. September 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. [David Augustus Williston]
McCormick, Carol Ann. 2020. Algae, Merritt’s BLT, and Literature Converge in an Herbarium Loan. November 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. [Gelidium]
Cotter, Van T. 2020. Mushrooms whose White Spores turn Bluish-black. November 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. [Mycena crocea, amyloidity]
McCormick, Carol Ann. 2020. Spelunking in The Caves of Chapel Hill. December 2020 e-newsletter of the North Carolina Botanical Garden.