Welcome to the Plant Kaleidoscope

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24 th March, 2001

One of the first objective of this database is to present "rare & unusual plants" in cultivation in Europe, growing in public or private gardens. It is still possible to increase the choice and the diversity of plants useable in horticulture. The unusual statut of a species is very subjective, and it`s only based on the authors point of view. We have choosen first only woody plants like trees, shrubs , conifers, climbers, bamboos and palms.

Our aim is:
pointbl.gif (1016 Byte)   to show plants which are rare in cultivation.
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Plant list

People involved

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We understand this database as an dynamic system. It is created for beeing updated also by its users. Additions and comments are welcome. Authors names are indicated at the end of each plant description.

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