Sorry this might be a silly question but it was stated that all these clones started from the same collection. Would it not be possible to collect some more seed in the wild to have more genetic diversity in the population of N. hamata in collections?
I realize that the plants are protected but considering that this would help insure a diverse population being grown around the world would it not make sense? or does any one have flowering size plants that might produce seed? and do we know if any of the clones are male or female?