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Evenson, Vera Stucky



  • Existence: 1933-


Vera Stucky Evenson (born 1933) has devoted many years of her life to Denver Botanic Gardens and the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi. When she first started at Denver Botanic Gardens, she was only volunteering. She worked closely with Sam Mitchel for many years and worked her way up to Curator of the herbarium. She is responsible for writing the foremost compendium of mushrooms found in the Rocky Mountain Region. She has also served as President of the Colorado Mycological Society. Her knowledge of mycology and fungi has helped

"As Curator of the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi I collect, photograph, document, and preserve our native macrofungi, always emphasizing the habitats and the essential interactions of the fungi with their plant associates.

Other responsibilities are guiding the research efforts and well-being of the fungal herbarium, cooperating with the Gardens' staff and mycologists throughout Colorado and other areas around the world who need information about common, rare, macrofungi as well as their interaction with native plants in all our ecosystems.

I interact with members of the Colorado Mycological Society and the public at large in order to teach the wonders of our native mycoflora, the values of careful observation, and lab techniques in order to identify the macrofungi of the area. These activities include publishing research papers on unusual native fungi as well as writing mushroom guides designed for the use of the public."

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Vera Evenson Papers

Identifier: HFLA 021