rare plants, their data and their collections

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 22:20:03 PST
South Africa did a similar thing via Kirstenbosch Gardens right after Clivia mirabilis was first discovered. I think enough people got some plants and are now breeding with them and producing seeds and plants that the native population is no longer in danger of extinction due to humans poaching them.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Dec 28, 2011, at 2:26 AM, Shelley Gage wrote:

> My son gave me a Wollemia nobilis as a Christmas present. Why so special?  The Wollemi Pine became known to science in 1994. I will quote from the booklet which came with it.

> I find this so special because for once a government body has shown common sense and entrepreneurial skill in dealing with a very rare and threatened plant. Let us hope that other special plants are treated in the same way.

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