Lafayette Frederick - Fungal Systematist

Feb 2 2021

Lafayette Frederick (1923-2018) was exposed to plant diversity as a young child growing…


By Laura Briscoe

Thomas Gaither - Activist and Biologist

Feb 1 2021

Collectors

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


By Laura Briscoe

Mushroom Paintings

Mar 22 2019

Works of Art

When mycologists collect mushrooms or other fungal fruiting bodies, it's important to…


By Laura Briscoe

George Massee

Mar 21 2019

The fungal herbarium of George E. Massee was acquired by NY in…


By Laura Briscoe

Mycoremediation

Sep 25 2019

Many fungi are decomposers by nature, and that ability is being harnessed…


By Laura Briscoe

Octopodotus stupendus

May 7 2020

What's in a name?

Octopodotus from octopus and the Greek suffix–otus, indicating resemblance, because of the…


By Laura Briscoe

Typical: Gymnopilus pallidus

Jun 3 2019

Specimen Stories

Some characters are altered in the drying process used to create herbarium specimens.…


By Amy Weiss

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

Firewood and pathogens

Sep 26 2019

Specimen Stories

As plants travel the world with people, these plants can bring along…


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

True blue

Jun 10 2019

Works of Art

Sometimes, out of the blue, you come across a true blue specimen.


By Amy Weiss

Plants of the Holiday Train Show

Nov 22 2022

The Holiday Train Show is a winter tradition at the New York…


By Amy Weiss

Autumnal

Sep 23 2019

Works of Art

Grab a warm beverage and your favorite sweater—the colors on these specimens evoke…


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

Brown and Beautiful

Nov 1 2020

Works of Art

Whether naturally brown, or turning brown during the preservation steps needed to create herbarium…


By Amy Weiss

Purple Reign

Jan 30 2020

Works of Art

Plants, algae, and fungi can be found in a wide range of…


By Amy Weiss

Banded Mottlegill

Feb 5 2019

Specimen Stories

This mushroom was called 'weed Panaeolus' because it would frequently grow as…