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A focus on fungi

New Genus of Red Algae that Mimics Corals

Over his career, Wynne has described more than three dozen new genera of marine algae from all over the world.


The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.

Impatiens balsamina -  A native of Asia, cultivated as an ornamental and collected by O. A. Farwell in disturbed ground at Farmington, Oakland Co., in 1927.  Learn More

Michigan Flora Online

The Michigan Flora Website presents information about all vascular plants known to occur outside of cultivation. Information includes distribution maps, identification keys, discussions of species occurrence, and specimens documented.

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