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Plant biodiversity is threatened, yet many species remain undescribed. It is estimated that >50% of undescribed species have already been collected and are awaiting discovery in herbaria.
This is a guide to writing plant names developed for use at The Arboretum at Penn State.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a consistent methodology for public garden staff to develop and categorize a list of cultivated taxa observed escaping from their locations of cultivation.
The Hamamelidaceae has genera with named cultivars, but only one cultivar registration authority for the genus Hamamelis.
The University of British Columbia Botanical Garden compiled a spreadsheet of Collectors' references and expedition abbreviations with associated information that were gathered from various sources (mostly online resources). The spreadsheet is shared th
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.
This handbook provides guidelines for the maintenance of standardized plant records at Welkinweir.
Although only a minority of plant species have a specific human use, many more play important roles in natural ecosystems and the services they provide, and rare species are more likely to have unusual traits that could be useful in the future.