TITLE

Wild ancestors of favourite flowers and veg under threat

PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Garden;Oct2009, Vol. 134 Issue 10, p642
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study on endangered plant species in Europe. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) named about 2,000 plants under the threat of extinction including flower specie Aquilegia barbaricina and food crop specie Allium rouyi. These wild ancestors of flowers include daffodils, delphiniums, and pinks as well as food crops like sugar beets, onions, and carrots. Threats are reportedly due to the partiality of breeding disease- and climate resistant varieties.
ACCESSION #
45097781

 

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