Paul Otto Schallert

(5 March 1879 –  January 1970) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 170 vascular plant specimens, 100 lichen specimens, and 140 moss specimens  , and 200 fungi specimens collected by Paul O. Schallert. As we continue to catalog our collections it is likely that more specimens collected by Schallert will be…

William Frederick Hinton

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates only a handful of specimens collected by William Frederick Hinton, who always used “Fred Hinton” on his specimen labels.  All were collected in the Piedmont of North Carolina — Orange, Iredell, Davie, and Rowan counties.  The Ted R. Bradley Herbarium at George Mason University…

Mildred Gant Stites Reed

( 9 January 1912 – June 1967 )1 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 60 specimens collected by Mildred Gant Stites Reed. All were collected between 1933 and 1935, and most were co-collected with her spouse, John Frederick Reed. Most specimens in the NCU collection came as a…

Alfred Cuthbert

(August 1857 – 1932) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has about a dozen specimens collected by Alfred Cuthbert.  About half are from Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and the others from Saint Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina.  Cuthbert’s specimens at NCU were collected between 1887 and 1901.  As NCU’s collection continues to be…

Rebecca Ward Reynolds

(b. 2 October 1907 – 18 November 2001) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 20 vascular plant specimens and 11 bryophyte specimens collected by Rebecca Ward Reynolds.  Of those found to date, all were collected between 1928 and 1931 and are signed “Rebecca Ward”.  It seems likely that she…

Eugène Poilane

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(16 March 1888 – 30 April 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates 19 fungal specimens and 3 vascular plant specimens collected by Eugène Poilane.  As our vascular plant collection continues to be inventoried, it is likely that more specimens collected by Poilane will be found. According to the Harvard Herbaria database of botanists,…

John Lewis Sheldon

(10 November 1865 –  17 January 1947)8 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates few specimens collected by John Lewis Sheldon, who usually signed his labels as “J. L. Sheldon”.  However, his specimens are curated by many institutions including Cornell University (CUP; fungi), Harvard University Herbaria (FH, GH, NEBC; fungi, lichens,…

Ferdinand Blanchard

(8 November 1851- 18 December 1892) “Earth is so full of things to know and see From Northern Lights to animanculae”    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 300 herbarium specimens collected by  Ferdinand Blanchard — medical doctor, poet, and botanist. Most of these specimens were received in 2002…

Paul James Philson

(20 August 1905 – 14 February 1998) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 50 specimens collected by Paul James Philson, who always signed his specimen labels “P. J. Philson.”   All specimens at NCU are vascular plants, and most were collected in New Zealand.  As more of our collections are inventoried…

Charles Norman Horn

(b. 1956) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates over 300 vascular plant specimens collected by Charles N. Horn.  As we continue to catalog our holdings, and to accession newly mounted material, without doubt more specimens collected by Dr. Horn will be found. While Newberry College Herbarium is Horn’s primary repository,…