[Taxacom] B.L. Burtt (1913-2008)

Elspeth Haston E.Haston at rbge.ac.uk
Fri Jun 13 10:05:36 CDT 2008



Brian Laurence [Bill] Burtt died on May 30 2008; he was 94. He came from
Kew to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in 1951 and gave much to the
garden, in many ways, for over the next 50 years. His botanical
productivity was enormous and often of major taxonomic importance,
especially in such families as Gesneriaceae and Zingingiberaceae. With a
first botanical paper published in 1932 and his last one currently in
press, his publishing life span covered 76 years. His wife, and
co-author of many works on the southern African flora, Olive Hilliard
survives him. A newspaper obituary can be found at:




Ian Hedge


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