Plant Explorations for Ornamental Plant Germplasm in the United States
National Germplasm Resources
2013 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
To obtain germplasm of Phlox, Coreopsis, Lilium and other ornamental plants for conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Germplasm of ornamental plants will be collected in different locations in the U.S. Collecting permits will be obtained as required by law. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds, cuttings or other plant parts and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description, and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Samples of germplasm and associated documentation will be deposited with the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.
A plant exploration to collect germplasm of Begonia cucullata (flowering ornamental plant) in Florida was planned and scheduled for July 2013. The germplasm will be added to the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System.