N. L. Britton

  • Name

    Nathaniel Lord Britton

  • Dates

    1859 - 1934

  • Specialities

    Algae, Bryophytes, Lichens, Mycology, Phanerogams, Pteridophytes, Spermatophytes

  • Roles

    Author, Determiner, Collector

  • Movement Details

    United States of America, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Italy, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, England

  • Notes

    American botanist, founder and first director of The New York Botanical Garden, husband of Elizabeth Gertrude Britton.

    Collections: NY (orig. set), B, F, GH, K, F, GH, MO, US, AMES, BM, LE, MICH, NY, OXF, P
    Collected in Jamaica (1906, 1908): NY; Delaware (1908): NY; Virginia (1893): NY; Florida (1904): NY; Bahamas (1904, 1905, 1907): NY; Cuba (1903, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1916): NY; Michigan (1883): NY; New Jersey (1887, 1891, etc): NY; Puerto Rico (1913, 1914, 1915, 1922, 1923, 1925): NY; Trinidad (1920, 1921): NY; US Virgin Islands (1923): NY; Virginia (1892): NY; St. Kitts, West Indies (1901): NY; Anagada, West Indies (1913): NY; Curacao, Netherlands Antilles (1913): NY;

    Major works include:
    1888. Preliminary catalogue of Anthophyta and Pteridophyta reported as growing spontaneously within one hundred miles of New York City. (Prelim. Cat.)
    1890. Catalogue of plants found in New Jersey. (Cat. Pl. New Jersey)
    1895. Systematic botany of North America. Hepaticae. (Syst. Bot. N. America, Hepat.)
    1896-1898. An illustrated flora of the Northern United States. (Ill. Fl. N. U.S.)
    1901. Manual of the flora of the northern states and Canada. (Man. Fl. N. States)
    1903. New or noteworthy North American Crassulaceae. (New N. Amer. Crassul.)
    1905-1914. North American flora. (N. Amer. Fl.)
    1908. North American trees. (N. Amer. Trees)
    1918. The flora of the American Virgin Islands. (Fl. Amer. Virgin Isl.)
    1918. Flora of Bermuda (Fl. Bermuda)
    1919-1928. The Cactaceae. (Cact.)
    1920. The Bahama Flora. (Bahama Fl.)
    1923-1930. Botany of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Vols. 5 & 6. (Bot. Porto Rico)

  • Collections

    Botanical Collections