The EBIO Plant Teaching Collection is a large assemblage of plants from around the world. It contains over 1000 species in about 150 families. Most plant science courses, as well as a few others within the Department, make use of this collection. In many cases the plants are not replaceable, as they have been acquired from collectors here and in foreign countries, from specialty growers who may no longer be in business, or even from scarce sources available only at an earlier date. Increasingly, our collection contains rare and endangered plants.
We are currently working on an up-to-date inventory and will make that available here once completed. In the meantime, please contact the Greenhouse Manager or Assistant Managers with any questions about plants in the Teaching Collection.
Photographs taken by our staff and volunteers can be seen below and on the EBIO Greenhouse Flicker Photostream.