Favorite Plant Sources

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 06:30:31 PDT
  Diversity was measured by the #families, #genera, #species in the 
collection.  The UC Garden tops all other N. American gardens in the 
families and genera and has the 3rd largest number of species. However, 
it appears our collection is unequaled based on the number of 
acquisitions with provenance (of wild origin)k. In fact, we would easily 
have greater diversity if we didn't adhere to our policy of wild 
collected material with provenance. In thinking of this, it is a way 
that PBS may help us build the collection. We could discuss this issue.

I'm off to pollinate our new titan arum.

Paul Licht, Director
Univ. California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 7/28/2010 9:20 PM, Tim Harvey wrote:
> Paul,
> What metrics do you use to determine diversity?
> Thanks,
>   T
>> Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:25:46 -0700
>> From: plicht@berkeley.edu
>> This work is being done to raise funds to support the Garden collection,
>> which I have recently determined is one of the most diverse in North
>> America. We are preparing an article on our South African geophyte
>> collection for an upcoming issue of The Bulb.
>> Paul
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