Thomas Fanning Wood

Portrait of Thomas Fanning Wood for his Collector profile

(1841 — 1892) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has found only a handful of Wood’s specimens in our collection. All specimens were collected in 1885 and 1886 and were signed “Dr. T. F. Wood.” Thomas Fanning Wood (1841-1892) by William R. Burk, 2006 Couch Biology Library, Botany Section University of…

Charles Wright

illustration for Charles Wright, Herbarium collector

(29 October 1811 – 11 August 1885) “As a careful and indefatigable explorer and collector, and also an acute observer, he merits the highest praise,and will be long and honorably remembered for his great services to his chosen science.”6 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about two dozen fungal…

Raymond Louis Wyatt

illustration for Raymond Louis Wyatt, Herbarium collector page

(b. 23 November 1926) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium has cataloged about 40 vascular plant specimens collected by Raymond Louis Wyatt, who usually signed his labels “R. L. Waytt”.   Most were collected in the 1960’s in North Carolina.  As more of our collection is cataloged more specimens which he collected will be found….

Lawson Edwin Yocum

portrait of Lawson Edwin YOCUM, herbarium collector

(10 August 1890 –  23 February 1977)1 In 2018 the University of North Carolina at Greensboro gave the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium several hundred herbarium specimens.  We are still cataloging and accessioning these specimens.  Many were collected by Lawson Edwin Yocum, who consistently signed his labels as “L. E. Yocum”. Besides NCU, the only other herbarium…

Kenneth Bryan Raper

(11 July 1908 – 1987) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged vascular plant, bryological, and fungal specimens collected by Kenneth Bryan Raper, who usually signed his collections as “K.B. Raper.” NCU’s fungal collection is cataloged at  mycoportal.org , our moss, liverwort and hornwort collection is available via bryophyteportal.org , and …

John Robert Raper

John Robert Raper deposited specimens in NCU

(3 October 1911 – 21 May 1974) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about thirty vascular plant specimens collected by John Robert Raper.  His most frequent collecting locations included Chapel Hill and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and orchids seem to have been his particular interest.  Although John Raper was…

Abram Paschal Garber

[Abraham Pascal Garber] (23 February 1838 – 25 August 1881) 1,2,3,5 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued fourvascular plant specimens collected by A. P. Garber.   As our collection continues to be cataloged, it is likely that more specimens collected by him will be found. Other herbaria which curate…

Lytt Irvine Gardner, Sr.

Lytt I. Gardner, Herbarium Collector

Photograph of Lytt Gardner, M.D. from the Lytt I. Gardner, M.D. Papers, courtesy of Archives & Special Collections at Upstate Medical University (b. 1917 – d. 1986) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged only three fungi collected by Lytt Gardner, though as our collections continue to be cataloged more…

Arthur Stanley Pease

(22 September 1881 – 7 January 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about fifty vascular plants and half a dozen fungi collected by Arthur Stanley Pease. It is likely that more will be found as cataloging continues. Most of Pease’s specimens held by NCU are from New England….

Albert Commons

(23 January 1829 – 11 July 1919) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about 38 vascular plant specimens collected by Albert Commons. He usually signed his specimen labels “A. Commons” or “A.C.”.  Most specimens curated at NCU are from Delaware, particularly New Castle County. As we continue to catalog…