Greenhouse design, plane growth conditions, species list
The Botany Department greenhouses at Iowa State University are a rooftop facility including 17 separate houses, divided into three temperature zones. Some illuminated houses are provided to encourage good plant growth during the winter. One greenhouse is operated as a short-day facility and provided with curtained chambers for short days. Summer cooling of the greenhouses is effected by evaporative coolers.
The living teaching and research collections include over 800 plane taxa, ranging from bryophytes to orchids and composites. Propagation materials, as available, may be provided to other educational institutions for teaching or research.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Pohl, Richard W. and Lewis, Deborah Q.
"Catalogue of the Living Collection of the Iowa State University Botany Department Greenhouses,"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS: Vol. 95:
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol95/iss1/5