Carl Borivoj Presl
Botanist, Deceased Person
1794 – 1852
Who was Carl Borivoj Presl?
He lived his entire life in Prague, and was a professor of botany at the University of Prague. He made an expedition to Sicily in 1817, and with his brother, published a "Flora bohemica" titled "Flora čechica: indicatis medicinalibus, oeconomicis technologicisque plantis" in 1819.
His older brother Jan Svatopluk Presl was also a noted botanist; the journal Preslia of the Czech Botanical Society is named in their honor. The botanical genera Preslaea Mart., 1827 and Preslia Opiz, 1824 are dedicated to the two brothers.