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RE: fern collection statistics/diversity

  • Subject: RE: fern collection statistics/diversity
  • From: Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:17:00 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [ferns] fern collection statistics/diversity


We're currently at 805 unique fern accessions...hope that helps.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of valdy pierozynski
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:22 AM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: Re: [ferns] fern collection statistics/diversity

Hi Holly

The University of Leiden Botanic Gardens (BG) in the Netherlands
has a big living collection of tropical ferns from South East Asia. They have
many species of Pyrrosia, Drynaria, Aglaomorpha, Lecanopteris etc. I was there
recently and very impressed by the size and quality of their living

Obviously in the UK there is Kew, Glasgow BG, Edinburgh BG and
Oxford BG. (There used to be a fabulous collection of tropical ferns at
Calderstones Park in Liverpool but the glass houses were demolished by the
city council in the 80s when the garden staff refused to go out on
strike during the winter months for fear of letting the tropical plants
freeze. It was a scandal at the time... don't get me started on the subject!)

Hope this helps


Valdy Pierozynski
Email : valdypiero@yahoo.co.uk
From: Holly Forbes <hforbes@berkeley.edu>
To: fernnet <ferns@hort.net>
Friday, 16 December 2011, 22:13
Subject: [ferns] fern collection

Dear Fernnet,

The University of California Botanical
Garden at Berkeley has a diverse fern collection (500 accessions, 340 taxa,
84% of wild origin with data, 59% with a herbarium voucher).

We would like to
know how this compares to other fern collections, especially within the United
States but also worldwide.

Please share your perception of what are
significant fern collections in public institutions.

Thanks in advance,
Holly Forbes

Holly Forbes, Curator
University of California
Botanical Garden
200 Centennial
Drive, #5045
Berkeley, CA 94720-5045

Phone: 510-643-8040
FAX:  510-642-5045
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