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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.



2016 COLLECTION STATISTICS

 

PLANTED IN THE GROUND

 

 

 

Totals

 

Taxa

1,173

Accessions

5,877

Plants

14,038

 

 

Palms

 

Taxa: Total

385

Taxa: Wild-collected

303

Accessions: Total

2,042

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,321

Plants: Total

6,315

Plants: Wild-collected

4,890

 

 

Cycads 

 

Taxa: Total

228

Taxa: Wild-collected

209

Accessions: Total

1,715

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,459

Plants: Total

5,112

Plants: Wild-collected

4,566

 

 

Gymnosperms (Tropical Conifers) 

 

Taxa: Total

134

Taxa: Wild-collected

63

Accessions: Total

275

Accessions: Wild-collected

96

Plants: Total

348

Plants: Wild-collected

141

 

 

Dicots, other Monocots, etc.

 

Taxa: Total

425

Taxa: Wild-collected

120

Accessions: Total

1,881

Accessions: Wild-collected

1,046

Plants: Total

2,246

Plants: Wild-collected

1,207

 

 

GROWING IN MBC's NURSERY

 

 

 

All Plants

 

Taxa

237

Accessions

774

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

11,550

 

 

Palms

 

Taxa

119

Accessions

369

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

7,056

 

 

Cycads  

 

Taxa

89

Accessions

375

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

4,420

 

 

Gymnosperms (Tropical Conifers) 

 

Taxa

16

Accessions

17

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

23

 

 

Dicots, other Monocots, etc.

 

Taxa

12

Accessions

12

Plants, Seedlings, Seeds

51

 


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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