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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.