Provenance Data for collection material?

Tim Harvey
Sat, 24 Dec 2011 20:44:53 PST

It is my, perhaps naive and over-optimistic goal, to have propagated and distributed most of the rare plants in my collection, so that ultimately it will not matter what happens to the parents.
However, in the meantime, I simply do not understand why botanical institutions do not do the same. That it is POLICY at UCBG is simply unbelievable. That, surely, is not a place to send anything rare! What is the point of having the largest documented plant collection in the US if it sits there, awaiting a disaster of some kind to wipe it out?

> Paul,
> You speak to one of the issues I have puzzled over, what happens to my
> collection when I am gone.

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