Favorite Plant Sources

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 09:59:56 PDT
I am quite interested in methods to measure plant collection diversity. Is your score a simple sum? Are all genera considered equally diverse?


How do you know what everyone else has?


> 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.

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