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Wild potatoes in Bolivia, 1993
Collectors: D.M. Spooner and R.G. van den Berg
CGN participated in the joint Bolivia/United States/the Netherlands wild potato germplasm collecting expeditions in Bolivia, February - April, 1993, and January - February, 1994. The goals of
the expeditions were to collect germplasm and gather data for taxonomic studies.
In 1993, 166 samples were collected, from which 20 only as tubers and 23 only as herbarium.
In 'Documents' you will find a report and a publication describing the details of the expeditions. Collecting forms have not been used,
the collecting data were stored on a laptop. Longitude & latitude were recorded by GPS, altitude by an altimeter.
Lon/Lat data suffer some inaccuracy, due to deliberate changes by the US military, equivalent to about 100 meters of distance.
This "Selective Availability" was turned off in 2000. The map shows a part of the accessions collected in 1993: those where CGN received some germplasm of.
- Download an Excel file with all materials of this mission that is documented at CGN: 5 accessions and 26 samples that were not included in the CGN collection (in EURISCO format).
- More material of the 1993 mission is available in the US Potato Collection (GRIN),
type: SFVU* into the search field other type of identifier.