Sean C. Lahmeyer

Sean C. Lahmeyer
Plant Collections and Conservation Manager
Department: Botanical
626-405-3513

Sean Lahmeyer serves as The Huntington’s Plant Collections and Conservation Manager providing programmatic, curatorial, and administrative leadership, as well as coordinating all ex-situ conservation activities, including the tissue culture lab, seed bank, and herbarium. Sean has also been an adjunct instructor of biology—specializing in botany—at Pasadena City College since 2007.

Sean has been featured in online articles published by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Armory Center for the Arts, has written articles for VERSO, The Huntington’s blog, and has been published in botanical journals.

Publications, Articles, and Research

A Fruitfull Perspective, VERSO, The Blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, Aug., 2021.

Sean Lahmeyer of the Huntington Herbarium, Collection Lens, Botanical Research Institute of Texas

From the Ground Up: Nurturing Diversity in Hostile Environments, advisor, Armory Center for the Arts, Pacific Standard Time Art x Science Initiative (to launch 2024), Jan. 2021.

Spines, Thorns, and Prickles, VERSO, The Blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, July, 2020.

O’Brien, C., Hiti-Bandaralage, J., Folgado, R., Lahmeyer, S., Hayward, A., Folsom, J., Mitter. N. First report on cryopreservation of mature shoot tips of two avocado (Persea americana Mill.) rootstocks. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 144 (2), 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11240-020-01861-y

O’Brien, C., Hiti-Bandaralage, J., Folgado, R., Lahmeyer, S., Hayward, A., Folsom, J., Mitter. N. First report on cryopreservation of mature shoot tips of two avocado (Persea americana Mill.) rootstocks. Scientia Horticulturae, Vol. 266, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scienta.2020.109305

Barrett, C., Sinn, B., King, L., Medina, J., Bacon, C., Lahmeyer, S., Hodel. D. Phylogenomics, biogeography and evolution in the American genus Brahea (Arecaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2019, XX, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/boz015

Josette Tin, Taylor La Val, Sean Lahmeyer, John Trager, Raquel Folgado. Ex-Situ Conservation Of Endangered Succulent Plants Using Cryobiotechnology Tools: The Aloe And Agave Cases. Cryobiology 91:179, 2019.

Tanaka, N., Hannon, D.P., Harder, D.K., Averyanov L.V., Lahmeyer, S. Rohdea harderi (Asparagaceae), a new species from northern Vietnam. Kew Bulletin(2018) 73: 31. DOI 10.1007/S12225-018-9756-3

Folgado, R., Tin, J., Lahmeyer, S. Cryopreservation of succulent plants (cacti, aloe, agave) at The Huntington. Cryo Letters 39(1):91, 2017.

Raquel Folgado, Taylor La Val, Sean Lahmeyer, Tim Thibault. Phloroglucinol Enhances Clonal Micropropagation of Magnolia macrophylla var. ashei. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 52:32, 2016.

Manjula Gunawardana, Embriette R. Hyde, Sean Lahmeyer, Brian Dorsey, Taylor P. La Val, Jennifer Yoo, Rob Knight, and Marc M. Baum. Euphorbia plant latex is inhabited by diverse microbial communities. American Journal of Botany 102 (12): 1966 – 1977, 2015. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43826873

Craig F. Barrett, William J. Baker, Jason R. Comer, John G. Conran, Sean C. Lahmeyer, James H. Leebens-Mack, Jeff Li, Gwynne S. Lim, Dustin R. Mayfield-Jones, Leticia G. Perez, Jesus Medina, J. Chris Pires, Cristian Santos, Dennis Wm. Stevenson, Wendy B. Zomlefer, Jerrold I. Davis. Plastid genomes reveal support for deep phylogenetic relationships and extensive rate variation among palms and other commelinid monocots. New Phytologist (2015). https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13617

A Landscape by the Numbers, VERSO, The Blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, July, 2013.

Citizen Science in Your Own Backyard, VERSO, The Blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, May 2012.

Vanderplank, S., & S. Lahmeyer. 2011. Noteworthy collection: Mexico: Anemone tuberosa. Madroño 58 (3):205-205.

Verso

Posted on Aug. 10, 2021
The fruit of a pomegranate tree, Punica granatum. A fruit, botanically speaking, is a mature ovary of a flower. Photo by Aric Allen. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Soon…
Posted on Jul. 22, 2020
The stem of Alluaudia ascendens, in the Desert Garden, showing multiple sharp thorns. This species makes up a core component of the spiny thicket forests in southern Madagascar. Photo by Sean…
Posted on Jul. 18, 2013
The beds of The Huntington’s Desert Garden are rich with displays of cacti and succulents from around the world. Photo by Lisa Blackburn. With so many plants in the Desert Garden, it is not…
Posted on May. 2, 2012
If you are a gardener in Southern California, chances are you have been relishing the longer days and already notice all of the usual indicators that spring is here. I'm not just talking about the…