Commercial sales of protected plants

Liz Waterman
Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:16:45 PST
*UC Berkeley Botanical garden receives some of the confiscated plants 
that survive a period of neglect in quarantine.  I know some of the 
orchid collection was acquired this way.
Liz W
J.E. Shields wrote:
> The Huntington Botanic Gardens near Los Angeles, California, has a 
> marvelous collection of large barrel cacti, most of which were handed over 
> to them by conservation officers, customs agents, etc., after confiscation 
> of the plants as stolen or smuggled.  I don't know if they propagate these 
> confiscated species from seeds at the Huntington or not.  They do attempt 
> to propagate some of their rare species of plants.
> I have assumed that many botanic gardens are designated to receive plants 
> confiscated by the government for lack of proper documentation.  Does 
> anyone know if this is true of other gardens besides the Huntington?

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