|William Alphonso Murrill|
William Alphonso Murrill
13 October 1869|
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
25 December 1957|
Gainesville, Florida, USA
|Institutions||Bowling Green Seminary
Wesleyan Female Institute
DeWitt Clinton High School
New York Botanical Garden
|Alma mater||Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg - B.Sc. (1887)
Randolph Macon College - B.Sc. (1889), M.A. (1891)
Cornell University - Ph.D. (1900)
|Doctoral advisor||G.F. Atkinson|
|Other academic advisors||L.M. Underwood|
|Known for||Researching Hymenomycetes|
|Notable awards||Holland Society of New York - Gold Medal (1923)|
|Author abbreviation (botany)||Murrill|
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.
Murrill had 510 publications, including mycological and botanical papers and notes, general notes, miscellaneous reports, reviews, biographies, and popular articles on natural history.
- Rogerson C. T., Samuels G. J. (1996). Mycology at the New York Botanical Garden, 1985-1995. Brittonia 48(3):389-98.
- William Alphonso Murrill, Chicago.il.us
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