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Seeds from the Index Seminum are not for sale, but are available on an exchange basis exclusively for scientific, educational and nature conservation purposes. The orders will be dispatched according to the availability of seeds.

Please read the terms and conditions below before placing an order.

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Terms and conditions

In response to the International Convention on Biological Diversity, the seeds are supplied to other botanical gardens and research institutions on the following conditions:
1) The seeds will be used for the common good in the areas of research, education, conservation and the development of botanical gardens;
2) Information on the material will be appropriately stored and the connection between the information and the material will be maintained;
3) If scientific publications are produced on the plant material provided, the origin of the material must be cited. In addition, the garden would expect to receive a copy of these publications.
4) Permission must be sought from the garden if the recipient seeks to commercialise either the genetic material, its products or research derived from it. Such commercialisation will be subject to the conditions of a separate agreement with the country of origin.

By ordering seed or other plant material, the recipient accepts and pledges to respect the above conditions.

https://smith.indexseminum.org, USA (SCHN), 2024. Seed Exchange, Botanic Garden, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, USA

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The Botanic Garden of Smith College comprises a campus-wide arboretum, specialty gardens, and a conservatory. The tender collection is housed in a complex of glasshouses, some dating to the late 19th century and designed by Lord & Burnham. The 125-acre campus supports hardy species, both native and exotic. All seed/spores were collected in 2019 except those reoffered from 2018. All seed is stored at 40°F; moist-stored seed will be shipped in moist sphagnum moss.

To learn more about the Botanic Garden of Smith College see our web site https://www.smith.edu/garden and our staff.

References for nomenclature and identification

seminumsystem2024, seminumwild2024