The University of North Carolina Herbarium has
about a hundred specimens collected by Donald E. Culwell. Most are from North Carolina, but specimens
from South Carolina and Arkansas are also present. As NCU’s collection continues to be
catalogued, more specimens deposited by Culwell
will be found. Donald Culwell’s spouse, Deborah
McBroom Culwell, is a frequent co-collector.
Other herbaria that hold Culwell’s
specimens include the University of Central Arkansas (UCAC) and the
Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Herbarium (UNCC).
Photograph courtesy of
the South Fork Nature Center
was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in De Soto, Missouri. He earned his B.S. degree from Southeast
Missouri State University in 1964, M.A. in botany from Indiana University in
1966, and Ph.D. in botany/plant taxonomy from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. The title of
his 1970 doctoral thesis was, “A taxonomic study of the section Hypericum in
the eastern United States.”
was a professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway for 37 years
(1970-2007). In addition to his
teaching duties he was curator of the Herbarium (UCAC) and director of the
Jewel E. Moore University of Central Arkansas Nature Reserve.
He was the founding
president of the Arkansas Native Plant Society. He is on the Board of the Gates Rogers
Foundation in Clinton, Arkansas, which owns the South Fork Native Plant
Preserve, and is a member of the Arkansas Vascular Flora Committee.
professional papers are curated by the Archives of the University of Central
Arkansas in Conway.
Baker, Brent (2007) Dr. Don Culwell retires.
Claytonia: Newsletter of the
Arkansas Native Plant Society.
M13-05: Dr. Donald E. Culwell Collection.
Archives, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas. http://uca.edu/archives/m13-05-dr-donald-e-culwell-collection/ accessed on 19 March 2018.