Robert Lloyd Praegar
On this day in 1892 Robert Lloyd Praegar collected this specimen of Black Spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum var. acutum). Praegar was an extraordinary man and one of my all time botanical heroes. He practically surveyed the whole of Ireland single handedly at weekends. I didn’t know we had any Praegar specimens in the collection at all. So I was delighted to find this one.