A new database for threatened species

BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International) have launched ThreatSearch, a new database of conservation assessments: http://www.bgci.org/threat_search.php The database contains over 242,000 conservation assessments representing over 150,000 taxa. It gives access to data from global lists (IUCN Red list, genus-specific lists) and regional ones (such as country red lists).  

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A request for Digitalis material

Our Collection Holder Terry Baker (The Botanic Nursery) is currently working on a monograph of the genus Digitalis. He is also intending to build up a digital photographic database and produce herbarium specimens. To this end, he is looking for material (seeds or plants) from reliable, wild collected sources for the following species: Digitalis chalcantha Digitalis thapsi …

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