Index seminum quae Hortus Botanicus Academiae Scientiarum, 1948, Alma-Ata, Kazakstan
1948 catalog from botanical garolen in Alma Ata, Kazakstan

1948 catalog from botanical garden in Alma Ata, Kazakstan


In addition to catalogs from commercial horticultural businesses, the Ethel Zoe Bailey Horticultural Catalog Collection contains seed listings from botanical gardens around the world. Botanists use these lists for a variety of research endeavors. Those studying a particular group of plants grow out varieties within the group in order to study their characteristics. In addition, herbariums, such as Cornell's Wiegand Herbarium, grow out specimens from botanical gardens to fill out their collections, while researchers engaged in plant breeding experiments may look to botanical garden listings as a source of material.