MULTISCRIPT PLANT NAME DATABASE
PLANTS OF THE WORLD
WELCOME TO OUR GALLERY
In the various
rooms of this virtual gallery can be found some of the best
photographs of edible plants found anywhere in the world. If the
quality is not perfect, it is not due to the photographers' skills
but to my abilities to compromise between optimal electronic quality
and copyright protection, a major worry of all professional
photographs. I have deliberately attempted to lower the quality, so
that "sharks" won't be tempted to steal copies for illegal
publication, whilst trying to keep the definition of the images sharp
enough to please the eye on the average screen. Now that you are
warned, please enjoy.
patient. The dowloading time may be long for common home computers
but we trust you'll enjoy what you see.
Currently we have 6
small galleries open, some divided into separate rooms, each devoted
to a specific topic.
The David Cavagnaro
Dedicated to world
bio-diversity. Open and bound to expand.
David Cavagnaro is a
very compassionate man, well known world wide as a professional
photographer / gardener extraordinaire, whose contribution to the
preservation of traditional crops of the world has been truely
outstanding. How many gardeners known to you can grow, maintain
true-to-type, photograph expertly and document thousands of cultivars
of domesticated plants for several years. We know only one : David.
He achieved this in association with the Seed Savers Exchange from
the USA, an extremely dedicated group led by Kent Whealy. This
gallery is dedicated to David Cavagnaro as an expression of our
The Australian Digger's
Seed and the Digger's Club have been run successfully by Penny &
Clive Blazey for a number of years and although their deep interest
is into ornamental plants, they have also recognized the problems
associated with genetic erosion of domesticated crops and they have
done something about it. This gallery is to express our thanks for
their relentless and increased efforts towards introducing Australia
to an ever expending range of the most valuable plants and cultivars
of the world.
The Michel de
Open and improving
Michel has only
comparatively smaller claims to fame but he indeed was instrumental
in introducing the Flageolet
bean to Australia, has
contributed to the introduction of many beautiful and useful gourmet
vegetables by delivering countless presentations for a period of
twelve years, testing and producing a small range of exotic
vegetables for the Australian "gourmet industry". All the photos in
this gallery are of his own biologically grown produce (including
those on the top of this page), mostly photographed by him.
Thumbnails are linked to close up shots,
names are linked to nomenclature
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Date created: 15 / 06 / 2000
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Last modified: 24 / 06 / 2000
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