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 90)
Occupationbotanist, author, and poet
Spouse(s)Arthur Altschul
(m. 1963; div. 1972)
Children3, including Serena Altschul

Siri Sylvia Patricia von Reis (born February 10, 1931; died August 3, 2021)[1] was an American botanist, author and poet of half-Finnish and half-Swedish ancestry.[2] She was also an investigator at the New York Botanical Garden.

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Jewish American banker Arthur Goodhart Altschul, a Goldman Sachs Group partner and member of the Lehman banking family.[4] They had three children together, Arthur Jr. (born 1964), Emily Helen (born 1966), and broadcast journalist Serena Altschul (born 1970), before their divorce in 1972.[4]


  1. ^ FamSAC
  2. ^ New York Observer: "The Hard Sell" By Gabriel Sherman February 2, 2004
  3. ^ IPNI.  Altschul.
  4. ^ a b New York Times: "Arthur G. Altschul, 81, Banker, Art Collector and Philanthropist" By ERIC PACE March 20, 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