It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Walter L. Meagher at age 75 on July 12, 2010. Walter, a former publisher, devoted his retirement to a passion for natural history, shared by his wife Wendy, who survives him. One focus was on floristics, from St. Kitts and western Mexico to the environs near his home in Oxford, England. He was also interested in botanical monographs and for many years supported Systematic Botany Monographs with generous annual gifts, which allowed for the timely publication of 17 volumes. The ASPT has lost a good friend and benefactor.