Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Lesson, Rene Primevere (1794 - 1849)
Best known as a zoologist, but also skilled in botany, and professor of botany at Rochefort. Employed as a naturalist/collector on the Astrolabe in 1826-1829 (see Dumont d'Urville). His collections are mainly at P and PC, with some also in B, K, L and MO.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic
Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed.,
ABRS. [consult for source references]. Photo: Google Image Search, name and dates checked.