Saving Endangered Plants

Marek Walnik
Tue, 06 Sep 2011 09:52:50 PDT
I don't know why all this plant conservation is concerned only on “wild” or 
“botanical" plants.
I think that many of old cultivars should be protected; they may bring genes 
from wild species or varieties not existing today. They may have gene 
combination not available today.
I think so, because there are lots of people collecting cultivars of many of 
domesticated plants. For example, my sister had been working for several 
years on old apple cultivars collection, as a kind of gene bank 
( in English).
Are there any such collections of old bulbous plants cultivars?

Subject: Re: [pbs] Saving Endangered Plants

Marek Walnik (PL)

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