Seed Storage Practices for Native Hawaiian Plants
This manual is intended for plant propagators, conservationists, land managers, and others in Hawai’i who need to store seeds of native Hawaiian plants, but do not have access to specialized facilities or staff. The techniques it describes require only simple facilities. Most equipment is available from normal vendors of horticultural supplies or household ware. These techniques are not necessarily the best available techniques when unlimited resources are available. They do, however, enable the end users of the seeds to store seeds for their own programs locally without the assistance of a major centralized facility. Although the manual is not intended as a handbook for gene banking of Hawaiian plant seeds, those interested in gene banking will find much of interest in it. They may wish to pursue some of the references mentioned in the bibliography.