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Cacti, Millennium Seed Bank glasshouse, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, UK. The Millennium Seed Bank Project is an international effort aimed at safeguarding seeds from 30,000 species. This will represent 10 percent of all the world's flowering plants. These cacti plants have been grown from seeds stored in the seed bank cold storage vault. In 2007 the seed bank contained over a billion seeds from over 18,000 species, making it the largest wild seed collection in the world.
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