Born inEngland 1926, died in October 2011 in England.
British botanist who worked at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew throughout his career in botany. Taylor was born in 1926 and joined the staff of the herbarium at Kew in 1948. He published his first new species, Utricularia pentadactyla, in 1954. In 1973, Taylor was appointed curator of the orchid division of the herbarium and, according to Kew, "under his direction, orchid taxonomy was revitalised and its horticultural contacts strengthened."
One of Taylor's main botanical focuses was the genus Utricularia. He has authored many species in the genus and provided the most comprehensive monograph on the genus in 1986 and revised in 1989.
He did do at least one collecting trip to Australia, specifically for Utricularia for the Flora of Australia treatment of that genus.The type of Utricularia helix is one of his collections
The standard author abbreviation P.Taylor is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.
Source: Extracted from: http://www.enotes.com/topic/Peter_Taylor_%28botanist%29 ,
pers.com. Annette Wilson, email, 25.10.2011