Field Collecting Living Material in Papua, Indonesia

  • Sadie Barber Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Andrew Ensoll Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Abstract

This paper sets out ‘best practice’ methods for field collecting wild material, based on experience gained during a two-month expedition to the Indonesian province of Papua. The horticultural team involved in the trip sought to keep cuttings, rhizomes, seedlings, whole plants, seeds and spores intact and healthy while in the field. With several obstacles including climate and lengthy delays in transportation to deal with, the high success rate of collected material is testament to the careful techniques employed in the processing of living plant material in the field.

Author Biographies

Sadie Barber, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Senior Horticulturist

Andrew Ensoll, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Senior Horticulturist

References

BARBER, S. & SCOTT, S. (2009). Short Note: Botanical Envelopes. Sibbaldia, 7, 197–200. Available online: https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2009.168.

FRODIN , D.G. (2007). Biological exploration of New Guinea, in MARSHALL, A.J. & BEEHLER, B.M. (eds). The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Volume VI: The Ecology of Papua. Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., Singapore, 14–107.

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TA KEUCHI, W.N. (2007). Introduction to the flora of Papua, in MARSHALL, A.J. & BEEHLER, B.M. (eds). The Ecology of Indonesia Series, Volume VI: The Ecology of Papua. Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., Singapore, 269–302.

Published
2010-11-13
How to Cite
Barber, S., & Ensoll, A. (2010). Field Collecting Living Material in Papua, Indonesia. Sibbaldia: The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (8), 125-138. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2010.141
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