Henry Roland Totten

(1892-1974) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates over 1500 vascular plants, 1400 fungi and 20 bryophytes collected by Henry Roland Totten, who usually signed his labels as “H. R. Totten”.  Without doubt as we continue to catalog our collections more specimens collected by Totten will be found. As of May,…

Philip Jerome Crutchfield

22 November 1928 – 28 July 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates about 550 vascular plant specimens collected by Philip J. Crutchfield, who typically signed his labels “P. J. Crutchfield”.  The University of Arizona Herbarium (ARIZ) curates a single fungus collected by Crutchfield.  The North Carolina Museum of Natural…

John Nathaniel Couch

(1896-1986) John Nathaniel Couch was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia on October 12, 1896 to John Henry Couch, a Baptist minister, and Sally Love Terry Couch, a schoolteacher. In 1914 he entered Trinity College (now Duke University) in Durham, North Carolina. After three years at Trinity, he transferred to the University of North Carolina…

Joachim Heinrich Schuette

(20 April 1820 – 21 July 1908) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged ten vascular plant specimens collected by Joachim Heinrich Schuette (pronounced “SHOOT-ee”) – all are from Wisconsin.  As more of NCU’s collection is cataloged it is possible more will be found. The Harvard Herbaria Index of Botanists list the…

Miriam Kresses Slifkin

(May 24, 1925 – August 28, 2020) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates five vascular plant specimens collected by Miriam Kresses Slifkin; as cataloging of collections continues it is likely that more will be found.  All the specimens found thus far were collected in the spring of 1957.  Ironically we…

Willard Webster Eggleston

A black and white portrait of Willard Webster Eggleston

(28 March 1863 –  25 November 1935) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged over 400 vascular plant specimens collected by Willard Webster Eggleston.  Without doubt many more will be found as our cataloging continues.  While NCU’s Eggleston specimens are diverse in taxon and locality, they are particularly rich in Crataegus from the southeastern United…

Mary Steed Stipe Eyles

(7 March 1917 – 29 August 2005) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged eight vascular plant specimens collected by Mary S. Stipe Eyles; many were collected with her spouse, Don E. Eyles.  On the specimens curated by NCU she uses “M. S. Eyles” on the labels.   In 1939 Mary…

Don Edgar Eyles

(4 September 1915 – 4 October 1963) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about a dozen specimens collected by Don E. Eyles; most were collected with his spouse, Mary Stipe Eyles.  Don Eyles was by profession a parasitologist, but was a serious student of ornithology and botany; Mary Stipe Eyles had…

Laurie M. Stewart Radford

(1910 – 2004) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) curates over 1200 vascular plant specimens collected (or co-collected) by Laurie M. Stewart Radford.  NCU also curates about 25 fungal specimens collected by Stewart Radford from the area around the Highlands Biological Station in Macon County, North Carolina.  She usually used “L….

Joseph Austin Holmes

(1859-1915) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged approximately 60 vascular plant specimens collected by J. A. Holmes. The earliest ones (1877-1880) were collected around Ithaca, New York, while the later ones (1883-1888) were collected from various locations in North Carolina. As more of NCU’s collections are cataloged, we hope…