Don R. Reynolds

Research Botanist and Curator of Fungi

University Herbarium

1001 Valley Life Sciences Building #2465

University of California

Berkeley, California 94720-2465

Tel: 510 642-2465

Fax: 510 643 5390




Texas A&M University: BS, 1960

Louisiana State University: MS, 1962

University of Texas at Austin: PhD, 1970



Natural History Museum Foundation of Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, California.

2003–present. Emeritus

1975–2003. Curator of Botany;

University of Central Florida. Orlando, Florida.

1970–1975. Assistant and Associate Professor, Biology.

University of the Philippines, College of Agriculture. Los Baños, Laguna.

1962–1967. Visiting faculty in Botany and Plant Pathology.


Professional Activity

Bishop Museum Research Associate

California Academy of Sciences Fellow

National Science Foundation Fellow

Singapore Botanic Garden Fellow


Research interests

Systematics and evolution of ascomycete fungi; tropical canopy fungal biota.


Extramural support of leaf-fungi study

National Science Foundation, 10 grants;

Smithsonian Institution, 3 grants

Society for Sigma Xi, 2 grants

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1 grant


Overseas field experience

Professional work was done in: The Americas - Belize, Brasil (largely the Amazon region), the Caribbean Islands (except Cuba), Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, French Guiana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, San Salvador, Surinam, Venezuela and some of the Virgin Islands: The Pacific Basin and Asia - Australia, Burma, Guam, Hawai’i, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peoples Republic of China, Republic of Georgia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.


Selected citations in support of this application from 86 publications


Reynolds, D. & C. Jaramillo. 2007. Fungi from the Cerrejon Formation, Maastrichian and Paleocene ages, Gaiufira Peninsula, Northern Colombia. Palynology (in press)

Gilbert, G., D. Reynolds & A. Bethancourt. 2007. Host range, host abundance, environment, and the patchiness of epifoliar fungi symbionts in two tropical rain forests. Ecology 88: (Accepted for publication)

Reynolds, D. & G. Gilbert. 2006. Epifoliar fungi from Panama. Mycological Research. Cryptomamie Mycologie 27 (3):249–270.

Reynolds, D., G. Gilbert & A. Bethancourt. 2005. Canopy Fungi. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Research.

Gilbert, G. & D. Reynolds. 2005. Nocturnal fungi: Airborne spores in the canopy and understory of a tropical rain forest. Biotropica 37(3):462–465.

Reynolds, D. & G. Gilbert. 2005. Epifoliar fungi from Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 18:265–289.

Reynolds, D. R. & J. L. Faull. 2001. Proposals to conserve the name Caldariomyces against Leptoxyphium and the name C. fumago with a conserved type (Ascomycota, mitosporic Euascomycetes). Taxon 50: 1183.

Faull, J.L., I. Olenik,. M. Ingrouille & D.R. Reynolds. 2001. A tropical fungus gets its due. in Whaley, J. S. Tropical Mycology. Volume 2. Pp. 67–73.

Reynolds, D.R. 2000. The Capnodium citri sooty mold complex. Mycopathology 148:141–147.

Reynolds, D.R. 1999. Foliicolous fungi 8: Vietnam. Gardens’ Bull. Singapore 51:71–84.

Reynolds, D.R. 1998. Capnodiaceous sooty mold phylogeny. Can. J. Bot. 76:2125–2130.

Reynolds, D.R. 1994. Implications of the holomorph concept for ascomycete systematics. in D.L. Hawksworth (editor).Ascomycete systematics. Problems and perspectives in the nineties. Plenum Press.

Reynolds, D.R. & J.W. Taylor. 1993. (Editors) The fungal holomorph: Mitotic, meiotic and pleomorphic speciation in fungal systematics. Chapter 2. The fungal holomorph: An overview. CAB International.

Reynolds, D.R. & J.W. Taylor. 1991. Nucleic acids and nomenclature: Name stability under Article 59. in D.L. Hawksworth (ed) Improving the Stability of Names. Koeltz Scientific Books.

Reynolds, D.R. 1989. The bitunicate ascus paradigm. Botanical Review 55:1-52. Reynolds, D.R. 1989. An extenditunicate ascus in the ascostromatic genus Meliolina. Cryptogamie, Mycol. 10:305–320.

Dunn. P. H. & D. R. Reynolds. 1987. Fungi in The natural history of Eneweetok Atoll. US Atomic Energy Commission.

Reynolds, D.R. 1985. Foliicolous fungi 6: The capnodiaceous genus Limacinia. Mycotaxon 23:141–152.

Reynolds, D.R. & D. Dilcher. 1984.

Reynolds, D.R. 1983. Foiliicolous ascomycetes 5: The capnodiaceous clypeate genus Treubiomyces. Mycotaxon 17:349–360.

Reynolds, D.R. 1982. Foliicolous ascomycetes 4: the capnodiaceous genus Trichomerium. Mycotaxon 14:189–220.

Reynolds, D.R. 1981. (Editor) and Chapter 1: The Luttellian Concept. Ascomycete systematics. The Luttrellian concept. Springer-Verlag.

Reynolds, D.R. 1979. Foliicolous ascomycetes: 3. The stalked capnodiaceous species. Mycotaxon 8:417–445.

Reynolds, D.R. 1978. Foliicolous Ascomycetes 1: The capnodiaceous genus Scorias, reproduction.

Reynolds, D.R. & B.R. Pohlad. 1974. Cyclic patterns of central Florida sooty molds. Proc. Iowa Acad. Sci. 81:12–13.

Reynolds, D.R. 1971. Wall structure of a bitunicate ascus. Planta 98:244–257.

Reynolds, D.R. 1971. The sooty mold ascomycete genus Limacinula. Mycologia 68:1173–1209.