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Montgomery Botanical Center holds the National Palm Collection and the National Cycad Collection, following a rigorous review by the APGA.

Colonel Robert Montgomery was a serious plant collector who left a significant botanical legacy. In addition to the extensive collections at Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC), several other Montgomery  collections exist. The Montgomery Pinetum, a National Registered Historic Site, is located on the Colonel's former Connecticut estate. A significant portion of these plantsThe Montgomery Ornamental Conifer Collectionalso forms the core of the recently rededicated Benenson Collection at The New York Botanical Garden. Closer to home, The Montgomery Palmetum is the foundation of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's palm collection.

At Montgomery Botanical Center, the live plant collections established by Colonel Montgomery, beginning in 1932, shape a historic legacy and a dynamic future. MBC's collections are continually augmented through ongoing scientific expeditions and international collaboration.

Montgomery Botanical Center is built on live scientific plant collections as the foundation from which all other functions emerge. Research, education, and conservation require excellent collectionsMBC's collections are rooted in science.



2015 COLLECTION STATISTICS

 

PLANTED IN THE GROUND

 

 

 

Totals

 

Taxa

1,200

Accessions

6,004

Plants

13,934

 

 

Palms

 

Taxa: Total

386

Taxa: Wild-collected

302

Accessions: Total

2,042

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,338

Plants: Total

6,348

Plants: Wild-collected

4,923

 

 

Cycads 

 

Taxa: Total

229

Taxa: Wild-collected

210

Accessions: Total

1,758

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,498

Plants: Total

4,927

Plants: Wild-collected

4,359

 

 

Gymnosperms (Tropical Conifers) 

 

Taxa: Total

151

Taxa: Wild-collected

71

Accessions: Total

275

Accessions: Wild-collected

99

Plants: Total

351

Plants: Wild-collected

129

 

 

Dicots, other Monocots, etc.

 

Taxa: Total

433

Taxa: Wild-collected

114

Accessions: Total

1,929

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,072

Plants: Total

2,308

Plants: Wild-collected

1,218

 

 

GROWING IN MBC's NURSERY

 

 

 

All Plants

 

Taxa

336

Accessions

919

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

12,685

 

 

Palms

 

Taxa

116

Accessions

288

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

8,447

 

 

Cycads  

 

Taxa

78

Accessions

426

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

3,756

 

 

Gymnosperms (Tropical Conifers) 

 

Taxa

87

Accessions

145

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

344

 

 

Dicots, other Monocots, etc.

 

Taxa

55

Accessions

60

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

148

 


Below is a copy of MBCs Wild Collection Data Form that is required for all new material coming in to MBC. To download and/or print the form, simply click on the link below.

MBC's Wild Collection Data Form (in PDF format)




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