Editorial: The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Spirit Collection: A Valuable Botanical Resource


plant specimens
vascular plants
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Selby Gardens Stark Botanical Research Center

How to Cite

Holst, B. K. (2003). Editorial: The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Spirit Collection: A Valuable Botanical Resource. Selbyana, 24(2), 215–216. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/121549


The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (MSBG) announces completion of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to curate a Spirit Collection of vascular plants housed at the Selby Gardens Stark Botanical Research Center. The MSBG Spirit Collection is the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world (after the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew). The collection is comprised of more than 26,000 vials of flowers or entire small plants of Orchidaceae (24,000) and Bromeliaceae (300), and includes a recently acquired collection of ca. 2000 Gesneriaceae.


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