… obtained through direct collaboration with research organizations in the region.
Five hundred samples are collected annually by each of the contractors operating in Southeast Asia and Africa, and the Morton Arboretum in the United States collects 1000 samples annually.
Each sample is between 0.30 and 1 kilogram (kg) (dry weight), with different plant parts (bark, roots, leaves, fruits) constituting discrete samples.
Detailed documentation is submitted with each sample—taxonomy, plant part, date and location of collection, habitat, and, if possible, medicinal uses and methods of preparation used by indigenous peoples.
Approximately 700 marine organisms are collected each year, and …
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