21 June 2010


The last ANPC News (31 May 2010) reported on the new seed drying facility at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

The item mentioned that “the Australian Research Council identified the Gardens as the only facility to have initiated effort to collect and conserve seeds of Australian Alpine plant species for further use, regeneration and research.” The ANBG Seed Bank does indeed have a specific and central program for alpine seed collection and study, and holds the largest collection of Australian alpine seeds.

However, ANPC News would like to acknowledge that at least three other conservation seed banks also collect, store and study the seed of alpine species for conservation purposes, as part of their general State priorities: the NSW Seedbank, the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre, and the Victorian Conservation Seedbank.

ANPC News regrets any incorrect impressions given.

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