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Research Project: Plant Exploration in Arizona to Collect Fraxinus cuspidata Germplasm for Crop Improvement

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-280-020-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 15, 2020
End Date: Sep 30, 2022

Objective:
1) Obtain germplasm of Fraxinus cuspidata from Arizona; 2) Document populations of the species from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of Fraxinus cuspidata will be collected from wild populations in Arizona. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Seed will be sent to the appropriate site of the USDA National Plant Germplasm System. Herbarium specimens will be sent to the USDA National Arboretum. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.