Chapter 18: Strange Plants
- Plant poaching. Blau, T. // Horticulture;Apr89, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p15
Reports on plant poaching and overcollecting of rare bulbs, woodland wildflowers and ferns, which, in some cases, has endangered species. Describes laws protecting plants; What large plant sellers, such as W. Atlee Burpee & Co., are doing. INSET: For more information..
- A frozen future for endangered plants? Mayrhofer, Debra // New Scientist;2/27/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1862, p16
Reports on research by Darren Touchell and Kingsley Dixon at the Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, Australia, who have created large numbers of genetically identical specimens from frozen plant tissue of a rare grevillea. Cryonics could ensure the survival of the rare `Grevillea...
- Help protect rare plants. // PSA Journal;Jun96, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p18
Reports that the California Native Plant Society is looking for photographers willing to donate original slides of rare and endangered vascular plants of California to their Rare Plant Slide Collection. Need for high quality material; Contact information.
- Chinese plants hot commodity. // Chinatown News;4/3/94, Vol. 41 Issue 14, p27
Discusses how the Lower Mainland will be welcoming a host of rare and exotic plant life from China thanks to the efforts of Pierre Piroche, a horticulturist-turned-entrepreneur. Opening of a unique plant-growing nursery in Nanjing, China; How it boosts the Chinese economy; His efforts to...
- Promoting Survival Prospects of Rare Plants. Legg, Colin; Cowie, Neil; Sydes, Chris // Botanical Journal of Scotland;2003, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p77
The distributions of Scottish rare plants are well known and we have a good understanding of the communities and habitats in which they occur. But how do we ensure that populations are maintained or enhanced? The ecological processes that determine current population size and distribution must...
- Hands off, that's no weed. Fewer, Greg // New Scientist;2/18/95, Vol. 145 Issue 1965, p47
Points out the possibility of discovering extinct species of plants in old abandoned gardens in Great Britain. Presence of different strains of domesticated plants in Victorian vegetable plots; Recommendation of a survey involving students and volunteers from local gardening societies.
- Three Plants Removed From Oregon's Endangered Species List. // American Nurseryman;06/01/2000, Vol. 191 Issue 11, p12
Reports on three rare plant species that were removed from Oregon's threatened and endangered species list. Reason for removal from the list; Ertter's senecio; Stalk-leaved monkeyflower; Colonial luina.
- Demographic Performance of a Rare California Endemic, Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana (Polygon. Kluse, Jennifer; Doak, Daniel F. // American Midland Naturalist;Oct99, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p244
ABSTRACT.--Managing and understanding the ecology of endemic plants depends upon understanding the habitat limitations of these highly restricted species. Using transplant experiments we quantified the demographic performance of an endangered annual plant of coastal California, Chorizanthe...
- Bush Anemone. Fischer, Thomas // Horticulture;Mar99, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p58
Presents information on bush anemone, a rare plant scientifically known as Carpenteria californica. Botanical description; How to grow bush anemones; Plants which can be paired with bush anemone.