Today in the staff conference Simon was asked the number of threatened plants that the RBGE is growing.
This is a dynamic figure as plants at the RBGE live and die and the IUCN assess more taxa for threatened status, but as of 23/01/2020 the number of threatened accessions alive in the living collection are given below.
|IUCN threat category||Num of living accessions|
|Extinct in the wild (EW)||7|
|Critically Endangered (CR)||328|
The full booklet from the IUCN on the red list criteria is available here