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Last NameAlava    
Given NameReino Olavi    
alt. NamesR. O. A. ;     
Year born1915 in Paimio, Finland    
Year died1988 fl.    
Place of death    
Father's occupation    
EducationM.A. in botany at the Univ. of Turku, Finland in 1947; Ph.D. in botrany at Washington, Univ. of St. Louis, Mo., 1951;     
Country of ActivityFinland    
Worked forillustrator of Edvard August Vainio's journey to Brazil in 1885 and his lichenes Brasilienses exsiccati ; Edvard August Vainio's types in TUR-V and other herbaria / Reino Alava (1988) ;    
Patronagebotanist at Univ. of Turku. Reino Alava worked as a curator in the herbarium of the botany dept.; Herbarium Natural History Museum (BM)    
Techniquesbotanical pen-and-ink drawing    
Archival sourceshttp://plants.jstor.org/stable/10.5555/al.ap.person.bm000000101 ; www.biodiversitylibrary.org/creator/55940#/sections    
Published sourcesLawrence 1964: 11 ;    
otherProfessionally a botanist, R.O.A. illustr. many botanical publ.; also active in Europe: Finland, Norway, SwedenWestern Asia: Iran, TurkeyCentral American Continent: Mexico, North American region: United States. See also: http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=100&-max=25.    

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