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Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Information for this page compiled by Carol Ann McCormick

Harvey Wilson Harkness, M.D.
(1821 - 1901)


The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued to date half a dozen specimens collected by H. W. Harkness; all are fungi.  Likely more specimens collected by Harkness will be found as we continue to catalog our collections.  The standard author abbreviation for him is “Harkn.”  NCU’s mycological collections can be searched at mycoportal.org . 

Harkness also collected vascular plants though to date none have been found at NCU.  Mary Curran named Gilia harknessii in his honor.  Harkness had collected it “at the summit of the Sierra Nevada, August 1883.”  (This taxon, in the Polemoniaceae, is now Leptosiphon harknessii (Curran) J.M. Porter & L.A. Johnson.)  Harkness also has a damselfly, Argia harknessi Calvert in the Odonata, named in his honor.

Argia harknessi
road crossing at Cajon de Onapa, Sonora, Mexico, 26 June 2005
photo by Ryan Sawby

Other herbaria that hold specimens collected by Harkness include:  BRU (Brown University), CUP (Cornell University), F (Field Museum, Chicago), FH (Farlow Herbarium of Harvard University), ISC (Iowa State University), MU (Miami University in Ohio), NY (also has lichens; New York Botanical Garden), NYS (New York State Museum), PUR (Purdue University), CHRB (Rutgers University), BPI (United States National Fungus Collection), ILL (University of Illinois), MICH (University of Michigan), NEB (University of Nebraska State Museum),WIS (University of Wisconsin), RMS (University of Wyoming), and WSP (Washington State University).

Harvey Wilson Harkness
photo from Werner’s article (link below)

For a fine biography of Harvey Wilson Harkness, click on the link below:

Werner, Peter G. (2006)  Pioneers of California Mycology:  H. W. Harkness.  Mycena News 57(12):  1-6.

Fungal taxa named by Harvey Wilson Harkness include:

Acrospermum fultum Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 47 (1884)
 
Beltrania querna Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci.  1: 39 (1884); now Beltrania rhombica var. querna (Harkn.) Piroz (1884)

Camposporium antennatum
Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci.  1: 37 (1884)

Cercospora gnaphalii
Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 38. (1884); now Cercospora gnaphaliaceae Cooke, Bot. J. of the Linnean Soc. 17:  142 (1878).

Cercospora heteromelis Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci.  1: 38.  (1884); now Pseudocercospora heteromelis (Harkn.) U. Braun & Crous, Mycological Progress 1(1):  22 (2001)

Cercospora rafinesquiae Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:39. (1884); now Asperisporium rafinesquiae (Harkn.) U. Braun & Crous, Fungal Diversity 26:  56 (2007)

Cleistosoma purpureum Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  41 (1884)

Diaporthe lupini Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci.  1:  44 (1884)

Didymaria spissa Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  37 (1884); now Neoramularia spissa (Harkn.) U. Braun, Nova Hedwigia 55 (3-4):  436.  (1993).

Entyloma eschscholziae Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 40 (1884).

Erysiphe trina Harkn. Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  21 (1884); now Brasiliomyces trini (Harkn.) R. Y. Zheng (1984)

Exobasidium acrtostaphyli Harkn. Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:30 (1884); now Exobasidium vaccinii var. arctostaphyli (Harkn.) Savile, Canadian J. of Botany 37(4):  649.  (1959).

Exobasidium decolorans Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  31 (1884)

Gautieria monticola Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  30 (1884).

Gloeosporium quernum Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 33 (1884); now Gloeosporium marginans Bubak & Syd., Annales Mycologici 13(1):  8.  (1915)

Heterosporium abroniae Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  38 (1884); now Heterosporium equiseti H. C. Greene, Am. Midland Naturalist 44 (3):  642. (1950).

Heterosporium eschscholziae Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  38 (1884); now Acroconidiella eschscholziae (Harkn.) M. B. Ellis,  More dematiaceous Hyphomycetes:  407.  (1976).

Ophiodothis tarda Harkn.  Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  46 (1884); now Sphaerulina tarda (Harkn.) M. E. Barr, Contrib. from Univ. of Mich. Herbarium 9:606 (1972).

Pestalotia coryneoidea Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  33 (1884); now Sarcostroma coryneoideum (Harkn.) Nag Raj, Coelomycetous anamorphs with appendage-bearing conidia:  784.  (1993).

Pestalotia moorei Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:34 (1884); now Petalotiopsis moorei (Harkn.) Nag Raj, Coelomycetous anamorphs with appendage-bearing conidia:  645.  (1993).
 
Pleospora compressa Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 45 (1884); now Comoclathris compressa (Harkn.) Shoemaker & C. E. Babc., Canadian J. of Bot 70(8):  1628 (1992).

Puccinia evadens Harkn, Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  34 (1884); now Dicaeoma evadens (Harkn.) Arthur & H.S. Jacks., North American Flora 7(6):  423. (1921).

Puccinia giliae Ellis & Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  34 (1884); now Dicaeoma giliae (Ellis & Harkn.) Kuntze, Revisio generum plantarum 3:  469.  (1898).

Puccinia symphoricarpi Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  35 (1884); now Micropuccinia symphoricarpi (Harkn.) Arthur & H. S. Jacks., North American Flora 7(8):  570. (1922).

Puccinia variolans Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  35.  (1884)

Rosellinia spinosa Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  42 (1884); now Cercophora spinosa (Harkn.) M. E. Barr, Mycotaxon 46: 45. (1993).

Sphaerotheca lanestris Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  40 (1884); now Cystotheca lanestris (Harkn.) Sacc., Annales Mycologici 9(3): 246. (1911).

Troposporium album Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  39 (1884).

Uromyces spragueae Harkn., Bull. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1:  44 (1884); now Uromyces unitus ssp. spragueae (Harkn.) Savile, Mycologia 48(4):  582. (1956).

 

Leptosiphon harknessi photo by Jean Pawek

Harkness’ PUBLICATIONS (partial list):


Harkness, H. W. and J. P. Moore (1880)  Catalog of the Pacific Coast Fungi.  San Francisco:  California Academy of Sciences.
Ellis, J. B. and H. W. Harkness (1881)  Some new species of North American fungi.  Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 8(3):  26-28.
Ellis, J. B. and H. W. Harkness (1881)  Some new species of North American fungi.  Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 8(5):  51-52.
Cooke, M. C. and H. W. Harkness (1884)  Fungi of the Pacific Coast.  Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(1):  13-20.
Phillips, William and H. W. Harkness (1884)  Fungi of California.  Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(1):  21-25.
Plowright, C. B. and H. W. Harkness (1884)  New Californian Fungi.  Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(1):  26-28.
Harkness, H. W. (1884)  New Californian Fungi.  Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(1):  29-47. 
Harkness, H. W. (1888)  Report of the U.S. Mycolgist for 1887.  Botanical Gazette 13(5):  132.
Harkness, H. W. (1890)  The nomenclature of organic life.  Zoe 1(1):  1-4.
Harkness, H. W. (1890)  The nomenclature of fungi.  Zoe 1(2):  49-50.
Harkness, H. W. (1899)  Californian Hypogaeous Fungi.  Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., series 3, 1_  241-292.

SOURCES:

1.  Curran, Mary (1884)  New species of Californian plants.  Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(1):  12-13.



 




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