William Murrill

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William Alphonso Murrill
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William Alphonso Murrill
Born(1869-10-13)13 October 1869
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Died(1957-12-25)25 December 1957
Gainesville, Florida, USA
ResidenceUSA
CitizenshipUnited States
FieldsMycology, Botany
InstitutionsBowling Green Seminary
Wesleyan Female Institute
DeWitt Clinton High School
New York Botanical Garden
Alma materVirginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg - B.Sc. (1887)
Randolph Macon College - B.Sc. (1889), M.A. (1891)
Cornell University - Ph.D. (1900)
Doctoral advisorG.F. Atkinson
Other academic advisorsL.M. Underwood
Known forResearching Hymenomycetes
Notable awardsHolland Society of New York - Gold Medal (1923)
Author abbrev. (botany)Murrill
 
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William Alphonso Murrill
William Alphonso Murrill.gif
William Alphonso Murrill
Born(1869-10-13)13 October 1869
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Died(1957-12-25)25 December 1957
Gainesville, Florida, USA
ResidenceUSA
CitizenshipUnited States
FieldsMycology, Botany
InstitutionsBowling Green Seminary
Wesleyan Female Institute
DeWitt Clinton High School
New York Botanical Garden
Alma materVirginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg - B.Sc. (1887)
Randolph Macon College - B.Sc. (1889), M.A. (1891)
Cornell University - Ph.D. (1900)
Doctoral advisorG.F. Atkinson
Other academic advisorsL.M. Underwood
Known forResearching Hymenomycetes
Notable awardsHolland Society of New York - Gold Medal (1923)
Author abbrev. (botany)Murrill

William Alphonso Murrill (1869–1957) was an American mycologist, known for his contributions to the knowledge of the Agaricales and Polyporaceae.

Education[edit]

Murrill obtained his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1897, working under the supervision of G.F. Atkinson, a leading authority on the taxonomy of Basidiomycetes. He started working as assistant curator at Columbia University's garden herbarium and library in 1904, eventually becoming a curator (1919–1925). He also worked at the University of Florida.[1]

Publications[edit]

Murrill had 510 publications, including mycological and botanical papers and notes, general notes, miscellaneous reports, reviews, biographies, and popular articles on natural history.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ At the University of Florida
  2. ^ Weber G. (1961). William Alphonso Murrill. Mycologia 53(6):543-557.
  3. ^ "Author Query for 'Murrill'". International Plant Names Index. 

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