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RE: spore banks

Hi Valerie

Just incase no one else has written you.

The Fern Society of South Australia Inc in Adelaide has a spore bank.

The spore is kept dry at room temperature.

Began in the 80s but not sure exactly.

At one stage close to 200 species, cvs and forms, these days less than 100.

Information of spore available from the Societies website

Or on growing the spore available at above or the webmasters/newsletter
editors web site  www.lm.net.au/~kerogers/

Any visual or email help is available at both sites.

It is perhaps the only spore bank which does not require you to be a member,
but limits apply.

I also believe The Fern Society of Southern Africa has a small spore bank as

Keith Rogers
South Australia

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-ferns@hort.net [mailto:owner-ferns@hort.net] On Behalf Of
Valerie Pence
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2007 6:50 AM
To: ferns@hort.net
Subject: [ferns] spore banks

I would like to put together a list of ex situ spore banks that exist for
and lycophyte conservation, for a mss I am working on.

If you have any information on the name of a spore bank,
method of storage (-20oC, LN, moist storage, etc.), and any other
such as how long the spore bank has been in existence, approximate number of
samples, etc. and are willing to share that information, it would be very

Thank you.

Valerie Pence
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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