Thursday, 10 December 2015

Tropical Glasshouse Weeds

A quick look around the propagation glasshouses at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales today turned up two weeds of tropical glasshouses that I haven't previously recorded anywhere in Wales. 

Psilotum nudum  and Pilea microphylla are restricted to glasshouses in the UK and have both been covered in my previous post on Ireland

The tropical house and its associated propagation space are both relatively new having been opened in 2007. It may be that associated weeds have taken a while to arrive from various sources but a large influx of material from the Chelsea Flower Show last year may also be responsible for importing both species.  

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