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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Greenhouse design, plane growth conditions, species list

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

March 1988

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

95

Issue

1

First Page

08

Last Page

13

Copyright

© Copyright 1988 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf