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Research Project: Conservation, Characterization, Evaluation of Temperate-Adapted Woody Landscape Plant Genetic Resources and Associated Data

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Title: Conservation Gap Analysis of Native Magnolias of the U.S. and Canada

item LINSKY, JEAN - (NCE, CECR)networks Of Centres Of Exellence Of Canada, Centres Of Excellence For Commercilization A
item BELLEMARE, JESSE - Smith College Botanic Garden
item BERRYHILL, JOHN - Smith College Botanic Garden
item Conrad, Kevin
item LOBDELL, MATT - Missouri Botanical Garden
item MOON, BRENT - Houston Botanic Garden
item DE LA MOTA, FRAN - Houston Botanic Garden
item RAHAIM, KATHERINE - Smith College Botanic Garden
item Rounsaville, Todd
item SANDERS, ALANNA - Missouri Botanical Garden
item WEST, TODD - North Dakota State University
item ZALE, PETER - Longwood Gardens
item MEYER, ABBY - Botanical Gardens Conservation International
item BECKMAN BRUNS, EMILY - Botanical Gardens Conservation International

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The current natural distribution of North American Magnolia species and their representation in botanic garden collections is not well known. These data are important for ensuring that a diverse genetic sample of each species can be protected in long term, offsite, conservation collections indicative of public gardens. The botanic garden community was surveyed to report on living collections, and the data were compiled to assess the proportion of wild-sourced individuals and their geographic coverage. Ecological background information was compiled for each species, and gaps in geographic coverage were identified. These data will be used to guide future collecting efforts and ensure that these species have increased protection from natural disasters within wild populations.