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Montgomery Botanical Center
United States of America - Florida - Coral Gables
Institution Code: MONTG
International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y
Circinate vernation in the Cycas tansachana, a critically endangered cycad in protective cultivation at the Montgomery Botanical Center
About the Montgomery Botanical Center
The mission of the Montgomery Botanical Center, a non-profit institution, is to advance science, education, conservation and horticultural knowledge of tropical plants, emphasizing palms and cycads, and to exemplify excellent botanical garden design.
The Montgomery Botanical Center carries out its mission by collecting seeds from wild populations of tropical plants around the world, particularly seeds of palms and cycads. Montgomery germinates these seeds in its nursery and grows the resulting plants in population-based, documented, scientific collections. Montgomery fosters, and participates in, scientific research by collecting and maintaining scientific data on its collections, by making its collections and scientific data available to scientists for research purposes, and by disseminating this research and data through scientific publications. Montgomery cooperates with many botanical institutions and countries around the world by making its plant collections, knowledge and expertise available to their scientists, educators, and students. Montgomery explains its mission and operations to the general public through workshops, lectures, publications and tours of the plant collections in its garden.
Montgomery hosts the National Palm and Cycad Collections of the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA):