Derek Reid

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Birthday
2, 1927
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 2006 (78)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1927
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 18, 2006 (78)

About

English scientist remembered for his contributions to the field of mycology. He authored more than two hundred papers on fungi and published a popular field guide on mushrooms.

Before Fame

He earned his PhD from the University of London and worked as an assistant to famed scientist R.W.G. Dennis.

Trivia

His name is so closely associated with fungi that six species have been named after him.

Family Life

His father worked as a picture-framer.

Associated With

He and Raymond St. Leger are both well-known and respected mycologists.