George Francis Atkinson     (1854 - 1918)




Image of George Francis Atkinson from William Ashbrook Kellerman (1904 - 1907) Ohio Mycological Bulletin
George Francis Atkinson

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Biography

1854     January 26, born in Raisinville, Michigan
entered Olivet College

1884     January, transfers to Cornell University

1885     graduates from Cornell, appointed assistant professor of entomology and general zoology, University of North Carolina, does research on trap-door spiders

1886     publishes spider research, appointment upgraded to associate professorship; active in research on "economic entomology"

1888     leaves UNC to become professor of botany and zoology at University of South Carolina

1889     leaves USC to become professor of biology and botany at Alabama Polytechnic Institute; becomes interested in plant pathology

1892     returns to Cornell as assistant professor of botany; moves up the ladder rapidly, becoming department chairman in 1896; in charge of Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station until 1906


Image of George Francis Atkinson from Curtis Gates Lloyd (1898 - 1925) Mycological Notes
George Francis Atkinson As you can see below, Atkinson is responsible for naming some of our most characteristic American fungal flora. He was also a researcher of great distinction, and edited (at one time or another) the Botanical Gazette, the Botanisches Centralblatt, the Centralblatt für Bacteriologie und Parasitenkunde, and The New Systematic Botany of North America.
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Sources

Harry Baker Humphrey (1961) Makers of North American Botany

Nancy Smith Weber & Alexander Hanchett Smith (1985) A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms


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Further Sources

Charles Thom (1956) "George Francis Atkinson" in Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

William Gilson Farlow, Liberty Hyde Bailey & Roland Thaxter (1919) "George Francis Atkinson" in American Journal of Botany

Harry Morton Fitzpatrick (1919) "Publications of George Francis Atkinson" in American Journal of Botany


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Selected Publications

George Francis Atkinson & (1893) Some Fungi of Blowing Rock

George Francis Atkinson (1894) "Leaf curl and plum pockets" in Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 73 pp. 319 - 355

George Francis Atkinson (1900) Studies of American fungi. Mushrooms, edible, poisonous..
E. A. Bessey: "Has excellent keys to the genera and descriptions and illustrations of very many species.

George Francis Atkinson (1908) "A parasitic alga, Rhodochytrium spilanthidis Lagerheim, in North America" in Botanical Gazette 46 pp. 299 - 301

George Francis Atkinson (1908) "Observations on Polyporus lucidus Leys. and some of its allies from Europe and North America" in Botanical Gazette 46:5 pp. 321 - 338

George Francis Atkinson (1909) "Some problems in the evolution of the lower fungi" in Annales Mycologici (Annals of Mycology) 7 pp. 441 - 472

George Francis Atkinson (1909) "Some fungus parasites of algae" in Botanical Gazette 48 pp. 321 - 338

George Francis Atkinson (1915) "Phylogeny and relationships in the Ascomycetes" in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 2:1 pp. 315 - 376
I also have a citation for this in the journal Montreal Botanical Garden: Annuelles, with identical pages (issue 2). I suspect confusion caused by abbreviation is at fault

George Francis Atkinson (1918) "Six misunderstood species of Amanita" in Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 17 pp. 246 - 252

George Francis Atkinson (1918) "The genus Endogone" in Memoirs of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden 1 pp. 1 - 17

George Francis Atkinson (1918) "Charles Horton Peck" in Botanical Gazette 65 pp. 103 - 108

George Francis Atkinson (1918) "The genus Galerula in North America" in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 57 pp. 357 - 374

George Francis Atkinson (1918) "Preliminary notes on some new species of agarics" in Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 57:4 pp. 354 - 356

George Francis Atkinson (1918) Collybia campanella Peck, and its near relatives in the Eastern United States


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Species

Amanita albocreata (G. F. Atkinson) E. J. Gilbert
Amanita bisporigera G. F. Atkinson
Amanita brunnescens G. F. Atkinson
Amanita flavoconia G. F. Atkinson
Amanita flavorubescens G. F. Atkinson
Amanita pachysperma G. F. Atkinson
Amanita pantherina var. velatipes (G. F. Atkinson) D. T. Jenkins
Bolbitius variicolor G. F. Atkinson
Galerina tibicystis (G. F. Atkinson) R. Kühner
Paxillus corrugatus G. F. Atkinson
Pluteus flavofuligineus G. F. Atkinson
Psathyrella rugocephala (G. F. Atkinson) A. H. Smith
Xerula rugosoceps (G. F. Atkinson) Redhead, Ginns & Shoemaker

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Genera

Tremellodendron G. F. Atkinson

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