Cycads: A Model Group for Ex situ Plant Conservation

In partnership with the Montgomery Botanical Center, BGCI US has published a  guide “Cycads: A model group for ex situ plant conservation”. The guide features work done by the Montgomery Botanical Center, including genetic evaluation of the Sinkhole Cycad and the Beach Cycad.

This guide provides a general overview of cycads and their conservation status worldwide, and to help strategically develop conservation collections of cycads. Many endangered plants, including cycads, are considered exceptional species, which do not store well in seedbanks, and thus rely heavily on living plant collections for conservation.

 

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