The Role of Seed Lists in Botanic Gardens Today

  • V. H. Heywood
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


The Seed List or Index Seminum is one of the most curious types of publication in the history of botany. Indeed it almost constitutes a diagnostic character of Botanic Gardens. Like many other aspects of Botanic Gardens which have been considered at this symposium, its role has changed considerably over the past 100–150 years although its new role in the modern botanic garden is still not quite resolved and many seed lists are still basically similar in content to those published fifty years ago.


Seed Bank Botanic Garden Commercial Seed Seed List Caveat Emptor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. H. Heywood
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingEngland

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