Siri von Reis

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Siri von Reis
Siri von Reis 2011.jpg
Siri von Reis in 2011 at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan
Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis

(1931-02-10) February 10, 1931 (age 88)
Occupationbotanist, author, and poet
Spouse(s)Arthur Altschul (divorced 1972)
ChildrenArthur Altschul, Jr. (born 1964)
Emily Helen Altschul (born 1966)
Serena Altschul (born 1970)

Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis (born February 10, 1931) is an American botanist, author and poet. She is of half-Finnish and half-Swedish ancestry.[1] She has worked as an investigator at the New York Botanical Garden.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Jewish American banker Arthur Goodhart Altschul (1920 – 2002) who was a Goldman Sachs Group partner and member of the Lehman banking family. They divorced in 1972. They had three children:[3]


  1. ^ New York Observer: "The Hard Sell" By Gabriel Sherman February 2, 2004
  2. ^ IPNI.  Altschul.
  3. ^ New York Times: "Arthur G. Altschul, 81, Banker, Art Collector and Philanthropist" By ERIC PACE March 20, 2002
  4. ^ New York Post: "Arthur Altschul, Jr. engaged to Rula Jebreal" May 2, 2013
  5. ^ New York Times: "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Emily Altschul, John Miller" November 24, 2002


  • Schultes, R.E.; Altschul, S. 2005: Ethnobotany: The Evolution of a Discipline
  • Reis, Siri von 2001: The Love-Suicides at Sonezaki and other poems
  • Altschul, S.; Lipp, F.J.Jr. 1982: New Plant Sources for Drugs and Foods from the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium
  • Altschul, S. 1977: Exploring the Herbarium.
  • Altschul, S. 1975. Drugs & Foods From Little-Known Plants - Notes in Harvard University Herbaria
  • Altschul, S. 1972: The Genus Anadenanthera in Amerindian Cultures