Thomas M. Pullen Herbarium
Monday, March 19, 2018 University of Mississippi | Biology Department
Historical Collections
Vascular Plants
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Wood Collection
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The historically important collections of E. N. Lowe, A. Allison and T. L. Bailey were salvaged in 1963 by Pullen from over 40 years of storage in the Mississippi State Geological Survey (Lowe 1921). Many of these specimens date from the late 1800's and early 1900's, and represent the oldest specimens in the Pullen Herbarium. Pullen, his colleagues and students worked actively in the 60's and 70's to build the herbarium; during that period, the number of specimens rose from zero in 1963 to over 46,000 by the end of 1971. Some of the significant additions to the collection include those of Pullen (1966a, 1966b), Pullen et al. (1968), Temple & Pullen (1968), Jones (1974a, 1974b, 1975a, 1975b, 1976a, 1976b), Jones et al. (1969), Lassetter (1968), and Searcy (1977). After Pullen retired in 1983, the curatorship was transferred to Dr. M.B. Huneycutt, Emeritus Professor. A trained mycologist, Huneycutt collected vascular plants in northern counties of the state, concentrating on the Pontotoc Ridge, and added more than 8,000 accessions in twelve years.

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