Mary S. Taylor

Mary Agnes Stump Taylor (1885-) was an American bryologist noted for collecting and identifying many species of bryophytes across North America.[1][2] Her collection of around 8,000 plants was so extensive that it has been used to identify the range of plants several decades after their original collection.[3] The standard author abbreviation M.S.Taylor is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[4]


  • Taylor, Mary S. (August 1939). "A Study of Nardia Lescurii". The Bryologist. 42 (4): 85–106. doi:10.2307/3239807. JSTOR 3239807.
  • Taylor, Mary S.; Coker, W. C. (28 October 1938). "Filmy Ferns in the Carolinas". Science. 88 (2287): 402. doi:10.1126/science.88.2287.402. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 17807704.


  1. ^ Gradstein, S. Rob (1977). "Bulletin of Bryology XII". Taxon. 26 (4): 475–482. doi:10.1002/j.1996-8175.1977.tb04206.x. JSTOR 1220067. During the fall of 1976 the Mary S. Taylor hepatic herbarium acquired from the estate of the late Mrs. Taylor, was added to the Society herbarium. This invaluable collection, numbering approximately 8,000 specimens, will make available for the first time her critical gathering of the middle 1930's from various remote areas of both of the Carolinas and Florida, in many instances, collections from areas which have long since been destroyed.
  2. ^ Evans, Alexander W.; Nichols, George E. (September 1935). "The Liverwort Flora of the Upper Michigan Peninsula". The Bryologist. 38 (5): 81. doi:10.2307/3239361. JSTOR 3239361. The present paper deals primarily with a collection of liverworts made by Mrs. Mary S. Taylor in September, 1928, during the course of a week's trip by automobile across the upper Michigan peninsula.
  3. ^ "Abstracts". American Journal of Botany. 81 (6): 1–209. 1994. doi:10.2307/2445447. JSTOR 2445447. In 1936 Mary S. Taylor of Ashville, North Carolina sent a juvenile specimen of a Hymenophyllum to the Smithsonian which she had collected "not far from one of the stations for H. tunbrigense" in Pickens County, South Carolina... This discovery confirms that the independent Hymenophyllum gametophytes of the southern Appalachians are indeed gametophytes of the species represented by Mary Taylor's sporophyte collected fifty-eight years ago
  4. ^ IPNI.  M.S.Taylor.