Southeast Region:
Lowe Inlet

At Lowe Inlet, the ferociously thorny devil's club, Oplopanx horridus, put an end to an on-shore excursion, but not before botanists William Trelease and Frederick Coville collected plant specimens. Little was known about Alaskan fungi, but Trelease believed that the expedition would encounter many varieties in the southeastern region, where abundant rainfall favored the growth of moisture-loving molds, fungi, and mosses.


Details of Alaskan fungi collected by the Harriman Expedition. Figure 28, Mycrocera brochyspora, was collected near Lowe Inlet.