Anne Elizabeth Bowden McCrary

(25 October 1926 – 7 November 2011) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 120 vascular plant specimens and two bryophyte specimens collected by Anne McCrary.  Most were collected in New Hanover County, North Carolina where she spent most of her life.  Without doubt more will be found as we continue…

Rassie Everton Wicker

1892 – 1972 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)curates about 40 vascular plant specimens collected by Rassie Everton Wicker, who usually signed his specimens “R. E. Wicker”.  Two are isotypes of Liquidambar styraciflua f. rotundiloba  which he collected near Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina in 1931. Though the tree near Pinehurst…

Eloise Wicker Knight

21 September 1922 – 3 May 2004 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 3 dozen vascular plants collected by Eloise Wicker Knight. Most were collected in the Chapel Hill area during her undergraduate days and are signed “Eloise Wicker.” A few were collected in Moore County, North Carolina,…

Amos Jones “AJ” Bullard

(24 January 1939 – 2020) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about a dozen vascular plant specimens collected by Dr. A. J. Bullard, an enthusiastic, keen observer of flora of the southeastern United States.  He was particularly knowledgeable of the woody flora of eastern North Carolina and cultivated trees, shrubs…

Mary Sue Munson Brehme

(b. 3 October 1932) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 72 vascular plant herbarium specimens collected by Mary Sue Munson Brehme, who usually signed her specimens simply “Munson.”  All her specimens were collected in 1954 with fellow graduate student Frances Ernestine Silliman. Mary Sue Munson was born in Washington,…

Frances Ernestine Silliman

14 February 1906 – 19 October 1976 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about 70 botanical specimens collected by Frances Ernestine Silliman.  Fellow graduate student Mary Sue Munson Brehme was a frequent co-collector.  All were collected in 1954 in North Carolina with the exception of a single specimen of…

Miklos Treiber

(30 October 1949 – 11 October 2012) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) is the primary repository for vascular plant specimens collected by Dr. Miklos Treiber.  Thus far we have found 109 specimens collected by him, but as cataloging of the collection continues, without doubt more will be found. Other herbaria…

Edward Avery McIlhenny

(29 March 1872 – 8 August 1949) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has a single specimen collected by Edward Avery McIlhenny.  He collected Ustilago shiraiana Henn. (now classified as Bambusiomyces shiraianus (Henn.) K. Vánky), a pathogen of bamboo, from his family estate on Avery Island, Louisiana.  While McIlhenny is remembered…