Does your garden have any Theaceae species? We need your help!
BGCI is conducting an analysis of ex situ collections of Theaceae taxa using information held in our PlantSearch database. This survey will allow us to identify which species are present in ex situ collections around the world. It will also help us identify any threatened species currently absent from ex situ collections that could be prioritised for future ex situ conservation programmes. This survey will be published along with the newly updated Red List of Theaceae in Spring 2017.
How you can help?
- If your garden has a Theaceae collection, please ensure your collection data is up to date on our PlantSearch database (http://www.bgci.org/plant_search.php).
- If your collection data is not yet uploaded to PlantSearch, information on how to upload your data can be found at http://www.bgci.org/worldwide/plant_upload/.
- Please send photos of your Theaceae collections to firstname.lastname@example.org, including species name and a credit for the photo. These photos may be used in our report. We are particularly interested in photos of rare collections.
Please pass this request on to your colleagues and other institutions with Theaceae collections. The deadline for uploading collection information for use in the survey is 31st January.