Over 43,000 accession records have been entered/edited including genera between Abeliophyllum and Zizyphus. In addition, 1,660 map documents (ca. 1937–1988) representing 1,982 locations have been digitized.
Legacy Collection Statistics
As of May 2013, the legacy (dead) collections comprised 62,936 individual plants (including nursery holdings) belonging to 42,533 accessions representing 13,541 taxa. Taken together, the collections are considered to be one of the largest (Table 1) and best documented (Table 2) woody plant collections in North America and the world. Many of these accessions or accession lineages are of historical and botanical importance, representing the original North American introductions of Eastern Asian plants collected by Arboretum staff and affiliates such as Charles Sprague Sargent, Ernest H. Wilson [pdf], John G. Jack [pdf], Joseph Rock [pdf], and William Purdom [pdf].
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|Table 1. Taxonomic profile of the Legacy Collections of the Arnold Arboretum.a|
aNumbers for infraspecific ranks correspond only to those accessions where rank is known.
|Table 2. Provenance of the Legacy Accessions of the Arnold Arboretum.|
|PROVENANCE||TOTAL NUMBER||PERCENT OF TOTAL|
aFrom a cultivated plant of known (indirect) wild origin.
bIncludes 868 existing or spontaneous accessions whose provenance cannot be determined.