Elspeth Beckett – RNG Herbarium – Collectors

Elspeth Beckett visiting Reading Herbarium

Elspeth Beckett visiting Reading Herbarium

Elspeth Beckett

Selected references: Beckett, E., 1988. Wild Flowers of Majorca Minorca and Ibiza. With keys to the flora of the Balearic Islands. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema. Beckett, E., 1993. Illustrated Flora of Mallorca. Mallorca: Editorial Moll.


A handwriting sample from one of Elspeth Beckett’s herbarium specimens.

A selection of Elspeth Beckett’s paintings can be found on the BBC web site in the ‘Your paintings‘ category.  Her beautifully illustrated floras are still readily available for purchase from many booksellers.

Reading University Herbarium holds a number of her plant collections from the Balearics.

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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