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…

NEWSFLASH: Chip Cherry Update

The January, 2021 issue of the NCBG e-newsletter had an article about a fungus new to North Carolina, Leratiomyces ceres, or “Chip Cherry.” Herbarium Associate Dr. Van Cotter has gone molecular and offers this update: The ITS* sequence of our chip cherry mushroom (Leratiomyces ceres) is a perfect match to L. ceres sequences in GenBank, confirming…