Kuntze in Rio Paraguay, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Mar 25 2019

In July 1892, Kuntze traveled down the Rio Paraguay, into Mato Grosso,…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze collected this specimen in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam in March…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in Garrison, New York

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze took a boat trip up the Hudson River in 1874…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in San Francisco, California

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze collected this plant in San Francisco. He boarded a ship…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in Matheran, India

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze spent December 1875 in the Western Ghat mountains of India,…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze on Devil's Peak, South Africa

Mar 24 2019

See what Otto Kuntze would have seen from Devil's Peak, South Africa…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

John Torrey

Apr 19 2019

Collectors

John Torrey (1796-1873) is considered one of the most influential American botanists…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

An Unrequited Botanical Love Story

Feb 5 2020

Collectors

The love of botany is responsible for both fostering and hindering this…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Botanical Families

Nov 19 2019

Collectors

Memories are made on every field expedition. It's no wonder that for…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Art Cronquist's Tree: Japanese Wingnut

Jun 13 2019

Collectors

Recently walking on the NYBG grounds on a lovely spring day just…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in Atacama Desert, Chile

Mar 25 2019

Otto Kuntze collected this plant in 1892 in the Atacama Desert of…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Augustine Henry

Mar 26 2019

Collectors

Augustine Henry was one of the first and most prolific western botanists to collect in Central China,…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Plants of Sítio Roberto Burle Marx

Jun 4 2019

Collectors

Roberto Burle Marx was an artist, a landscape architect and an early…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Otto Kuntze 1894 Trip to Southern Africa

Mar 26 2019

Otto Kuntze spent 4 months exploring Southern Africa, arriving in Cape Town,…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Kuntze in Trinidad

Mar 19 2019

Otto Kuntze collected this plant in Trinidad in 1874. 360° view of…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Otto Kuntze 1874-1876 Trip Around the World

Mar 21 2019

Otto Kuntze spent two full years from February 1874 to February 1876 traveling around…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Otto Kuntze 1891-1893 Trip through South America

Mar 26 2019

From 1891 to 1893 Otto Kuntze explored South America. He started this…


By Nicole Tarnowsky

Thomas Gaither - Activist and Biologist

Feb 1 2021

Collectors

Dr. Thomas Walter Gaither (1938 - ) was born in Great Falls, South…


By Laura Briscoe

James Lendemer

Mar 21 2019

Collectors

James Lendemer is one of the youngest curators at the New York…


By Laura Briscoe

4 Millionth Specimen

Apr 22 2019

Specimen Stories

With 7,800,000 specimens in our herbarium, reaching 4,000,000 specimens catalogued in our…


By Laura Briscoe

J. K. Small's exploration in Southern Florida, 1915

Apr 21 2019

Expeditions

John Kunkel Small, botanist and herbarium curator at the the New York Botanical…


By Amy Weiss

J. K. Small and the changing Florida landscape

Apr 21 2019

People had been living in Florida for centuries, but there is little…


By Amy Weiss

Art Cronquist's Hat

Mar 9 2019

ExpeditionsCollectors

If you spend time looking at herbarium specimens collected by Arthur Cronquist,…


By Amy Weiss

John Kunkel Small

Apr 21 2019

Collectors

John Kunkel Small (1869-1938) was a taxonomist and botanical explorer, who specialized…


By Amy Weiss

Good grief, Charles Geyer

Mar 1 2019

Collectors

Charles (Karl) A. Geyer was a pioneer botanical collector of the Northwestern…


By Amy Weiss

John Muir

Apr 2 2019

Collectors

John Muir (1838–1914) was an influential naturalist and conservationist, and co-founder of the…


By Amy Weiss

Typical: Christmas in the clouds

Dec 24 2019

Collectors

Bassett Maguire (1904–1991), a botanist who spent the majority of his career…


By Amy Weiss

Bigelow's mushroom photographs

May 25 2022

Works of Art

In the herbarium of the New York Botanical Garden there are over 30,000…


By Amy Weiss

Salix loan to Japan

Jul 30 2019

Specimen Stories

Botany is a collaborative science that relies on sharing data and specimens…


By Amy Weiss

A botanist's best friend

Aug 19 2019

Specimen Stories

Botanists and dogs make good companions in the field. Dogs provide companionship, warn…


By Amy Weiss

Western Road Trip

Jul 23 2019

Expeditions

In the summer of 1952, recently retired Wabash College¹ botany professor Albert…


By Amy Weiss

George Washington Carver

Feb 5 2019

Collectors

George Washington Carver (1860s–1943) was an inventor, teacher, botanist, and mycologist (a…


By Amy Weiss

Exploring the Bahamas with Lewis Jones Knight Brace

Sep 19 2019

CollectorsExpeditions

The Bahamas suffered its worst natural disaster recently as Hurricane Dorian, a…


By Matthew C. Pace

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