Plant genetic resources threatened in North American deserts: the FLORUTIL conservation project

G. P. Nabhan, W. Hodgson, L. Hernandez

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Abstract

Scientists are collaborating on a data bank project for the useful plants at risk in the US/Mexico border states. Analysis of the information in these files will help determine which threatened plants have been used directly for such purposes as food, fiber, medicinal and ornamental products; used indirectly as genetic resources for plant breeding; how these uses affect species distribution and abundance; how land management practices affect the same; whether usefulness serves as an incentive for conservation; and if and where these plants are now protected in situ or ex situ. Focus is presently on rare members of the cactus and agave families. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral Technical Report - US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Issue numberRM-150
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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