A New Fungus Among-Us: “Chip Cherry” makes first appearance in North Carolina

New plants, animals and fungi are not only found in far-away exotic locations. The Carolina campus might be a surprising place to find an fungus never before documented from North Carolina, but recently a Carolina Biology major did just that. 

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…