How many individuals are needed to create a conservation living collection?

Cylindropuntia californica var californica is a rare cactus that rarely produces viable seed. How many cuttings from individuals from a small population of approximately 30 would be needed to create a living conservation collection?

1 Answer
Joyce Maschinski's picture
Submitted by Joyce Maschinski on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 1:37pm

Probably best to have a cutting from all individuals (up to 50).

 

Have a question or info about Exceptional Species Curation?

POST TO FORUM