I didn't hear the broadcast, but it sounds like NI Vavilov, who
not only greatly expanded the collection started by RE Regel in 1890, but
was a hero of the battle of Leningrad. See the memoir in Diversity
7(4):10, May 1991.
Potter Wickware wick at netcom.com
On 3 Feb 1993 goldsmig at cgsvax.claremont.edu wrote:
> A recent radio broadcast of "Sound Prints" featured a Russian botanist (?)
> who gained international fame for his collection of seeds and whose career
> spanned the first half (?) of this century.
>> Can someone help me with the name of this gentleman and, if possible, the
> title of his primary work? Thank you very much in advance.
>> George Goldsmith