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Researcher Lauren Peters in the herbarium

Teosinte Seed
BGCI publishes the first Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections
Inside the Garden's World-Renowned Herbarium
Garden Adds Teosinte to Expanding Seed Bank

Thanks to a Fondation Franklinia grant to the Garden, the Global Ebony Assessment project just completed the first of three phases: the Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections, published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International. 

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The PBS series SciTech Now goes inside the Garden's herbarium, home to one of the world's largest collections of dried plant specimens.

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The Garden has recently added a large collection of Teosinte seed to its growing seed bank.

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Tropicos and Other Botanical Resources

TROPICOS, the world's largest database of plant information, contains fully web-searchable records for over 1.2 million plant names and nearly 4.1 million specimens.

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Annual Fall Symposium

Save the date. The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 63rd Annual Fall Symposium on October 7-8, 2016, entitled “Ecological Restoration in a Changing Biosphere.” As part of the Garden’s strong philosophical and programmatic emphasis on conservation and sustainability, the Symposium will bring together a distinguished group of experts to discuss and debate the critical issues relating to ecological restoration. One of the most difficult and critical challenges in conservation and ecosystem management today is how to restore to health the many and diverse areas that have already been negatively impacted by human activities, and to lay the groundwork for maintaining intact, viable ecological communities in those areas at a time when climate, ecological baselines, and land-use policies are changing rapidly, often in unpredictable ways.  Learn more