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 25 December 1957(1957-12-25) (aged 88)
Gainesville, Florida, USA
Residence USA
Citizenship United States
Fields Mycology, Botany
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 abbrev. (botany) Murrill

William Alphonso Murrill (13 October 1869 – 25 December 1957) was an American mycologist, known for his contributions to the knowledge of the Agaricales and Polyporaceae.


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]


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


  • Rogerson C. T., Samuels G. J. (1996). Mycology at the New York Botanical Garden, 1985-1995. Brittonia 48(3):389-98.
  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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