Missouri Botanical Garden

Plant Records - Collections Data



AT A GLANCE...

TAXA - 15,981 alive

FAMILIES -

The Missouri Botanical Garden has gathered a diverse collection on the specific, generic, and family levels. Following is a list of the top ten families represented in the living collection:

FAMILIES (243 total) RECORDS (50,939 alive) TAXA (15,981 alive)
Orchidaceae 8077 2576
Rosaceae 4903 717
Liliaceae 4002 2567
Ericaceae 3047 394
Iridaceae 2229 1740
Buxaceae 1642 80
Amaryllidaceae 1453 975
Cupressaceae 1334 169
Caprifoliaceae 1264 131
Asteraceae 1131 461

HABIT

Below is a breakdown of the different plant growth habits represented in the Garden's living collection:

HABIT (13 total) RECORDS (alive) TAXA (alive)
Shrubs 19,698 2502
Herbaceous perennials 11,558 6672
Orchids 8027 2560
Trees 5237 1109
Bulbs 2873 1559
Other 2704 1539

PROVENANCE

The following data shows the number of cultivated, wild, 2nd generation wild, and unknown provenances from both records and taxa standpoints:

PROVENANCE TYPE RECORDS (alive) TAXA (alive)
Cultivated 42,627 13,967
Wild 2695 1472
2nd Generation Wild 400 235
Unknown 5217 1563

COUNTRIES

Below is a breakdown of the top ten origins of wild-collected plants in the living collection:

COUNTRY (123 total) RECORDS (alive) TAXA (alive)
United States 1122 664
Ecuador 206 113
Mexico 193 92
Costa Rica 163 86
Honduras 113 43
Georgia 110 58
Brazil 99 46
Panama 81 42
China 74 26
Venezuela 62 38

This information was updated March 2007.