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A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
The following information was compiled by Carol Ann McCormick,
Curator, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium

Rebecca Deramus Bray
(b. 1939)

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has approximately 100 herbarium specimens collected by Dr. Rebecca Deramus Bray. As our collection coninues to be databased, more of her specimens will be catalogued.

Most specimens in NCUís collection date from the 1960ís when she was a student at the University of Alabama. The most recent specimens were co-collected in 2000 with Dr. Kerry Heafner for their studies on Isoetes.

Ca. 2015 Dr. Deramus Bray retired as the manager of the herbarium (ODU) and a member of the Biological Sciences Department faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.She currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Rebecca Deramus Bray

Rebecca Deramus Bray collecting Isoetes engelmannii
along the banks of the Mattaponi River.


1961 B.S. University of Alabama

1963 M.S. University of Alabama. Thesis: "Studies on the cytology, vegetative anatomy and morphology of the genus Gardenia."

1970 Ph.D. University of Alabama. Thesis: "Studies on the flora of the vascular plants of Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama."


Selected Publications
Alarid, Khalid M., Rebecca D. Bray and Lytton J. Musselman. Microspore wall morphogenesis of Isoetes (Isoetaceae) ASB presentation, April, 2005. (Abstract in SOUTHEASTERN BIOLOGY, Vol. 52 (2):100. April, 2005.

Heafner, K.D. and R. D. Bray. Introgression and Speciation in North American Isoetes: Evidence for the Matthews and Murdy Hypothesis. ASB presentation, April, 2004. (Abstract in SOUTHEASTERN BIOLOGY, Vol. 51 (2): 133. April, 2004.

Bray, R. D. Quillwort Update. Chinquapin 9(2): 12. 2001.

Musselman, L.J., W. Carl Taylor and Rebecca D. Bray. Isoetes mattaponica (Isoetaceae), a New Diploid Quillwort from Freshwater Tidal Marshes of Virginia. Novon 11: 200-204. 2001.

Heafner, Kerry D. & R. D. Bray. Distribution of Isoetes virginica in Virginia. Noteworthy Collections, Castanea 65(1): 83-84. March, 2000.

Bray, Rebecca D. Colonial Quillwort: A new species of Isoetes from York County, Virginia. ASB Bulletin, 46(2). 1999.

Heafner, K.D, R. D. Bray and L. J. Musselman. Review of Southeastern Quillworts, AIBS Quillwort Symposium (Invited); Montreal, Canada. August, 1997.

Musselman,L.J.,R.D. Bray, D.A.Knepper. Isoetes x carltaylorii (Isoetes acadiensis X Isoetes engelmannii),a new interspecific quillwort hybrid from the Chesapeake Bay. Canadian Journal of Botany 75(2). 1997.

Russell, Cameron L. & Rebecca D. Bray. A comparative study of Isoetes boomii and I. georgiana. ASB Bulletin, Vol. 44(2). 1997.

Bray, Rebecca D. & Lytton J. Musselman. Autopolyploidy in southeastern quillworts. ASB Bulletin, 43(2). 1997.

Musselman L.J., Rebecca D. Bray & David A. Knepper. Isoetes x bruntonii (Isoetes engelmannii X Isoetes hyemalis) a new hybrid quillwort from Virginia. American Fern Journal 86(1): 8-15. 1996.

Bray, Rebecca D. & Lytton J. Musselman. Tetraploid quillworts of Virginia's Coastal Plain & their hybrids. ASB Bulletin, 43(2). 1996.

Lytton J. Musselman, David A. Knepper, Rebecca D. Bray, Cynthia A. Caplen & Charles Ballou. A new hybrid from Virginia. Castanea 603: 245-254. Sept. 1995.

Musselman, L.J. , D. A. Knepper, Rebecca D. Bray, Cynthia A. Caplan & Charles Ballou. Two new Isoetes hybrids from Virginia. ASB Bulletin, 42(2). 1995.

Caplen, Cynthia A. Rebecca D. Bray, Lytton Musselman, & David Knepper. An unusual Isoetes from the Shenandoah Valley--A glacial relict? ASB Bulletin, 42(2). 1995.

Bray, R.D., Cynthia A. Caplen & Surbala Chaudhury. Cytological studies on southeastern quillworts (Isoetes). ASB Bulletin, 42(2). 1995.

Knepper, D.A., Rebecca D. Bray, Surbala Chaudhary, Cynthia Caplen & Lytton J. Musselman. Battle at Passage Creek--Isoetes lacustris vs. I. tuckermanii. ASB Bulletin, 41(2), 1994.

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University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931


Last Updated: 17 March 2017