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Reference Definition:

The original geographic source of seed, pollen, or propagules.

In forestry literature the term is usually considered synonymous with “geographic origin”, and preferred to “origin”.

 


Other definitions:

provenance
(1) The original geographic source of seed, pollen, or propagules. In forest tree breeding the term usually refers to the original native source of a population. When a population is removed from its sources and has grown elsewhere for a number of generations, it is referred to as a 'land race'. (2) The place in which any stand of trees are growing. The stand may be indigenous or non-indigenous.

Source:
Schmidt, L. Danida. 1997. Tree Improvement Glossary. Technical Note 46. Danida Forest Seed Centre

 


provenance
The region or geographical source where a plant or animal was originally found and is native, and where its genetic constitution has developed through natural selection in between periods of glaciation.

Source:
Dunster, J.&K. 1996. Dictionary of Natural Resource Management. CAB International.

 


provenance
For seeding material, the provenance is the harvest location; for plants, it is both the harvest location and the location of the nursery.

Source:
The Habitat Restoration Group, BioTech Life Science Dictionary, BioTechResources and Indiana University.

 


provenance
It is the geographic location of a seed source.

Source:
ITTO. Technical Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Ex situ Conservation Stands of Tropical Timber Species.

 


provenance
The geographic source or location to which plants are native and within which their genetic characteristics have been developed through natural selection, e.g. tree provenances.

Source:
Zumer-Linder, M. 1979. Environmental World List; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

 


provenance
The geographic origin of a population. Mostly (but not always in European usage) the ultimate natural origin, implying where the population evolved prior to human intervention.

Source:
http://www.fgcouncil.Bc.ca/framdocs.htm

 


provenance
The original geographic source of seed, pollen, or propagules.

Source:
FAO. UNEP. The methodology of conservation of forest genetic resources. Report on a pilot study.

 


provenance
The original geographic source of seed or pollen (also see landrace and derived provenance), or the place in which any stand of trees is growing. The stand may be indigenous or exotic.

Source:
ODA. Silvicultural Manual for the Solomon Islands, Solomon Island Forest Record N░6, ODA Forestry Series N░1

 


provenance
The place in which any stand of trees is growing. The stand may be autochthonous or non-autochthonous (see -> origin).

Source:
Koski, V. et al. Technical guidelines for genetic conservation. Eurforgen. IPGRI.

 


provenance
The ultimate natural origin of a tree or group of trees. In forestry literature the term is usually considered synonymous with “geographic origin”, and preferred to “origin”, which could mean “nursery of origin”, “seedhouse of origin”, or “method of propagation”. Sometimes used to denote the trees having a given place of origin.

Source:
Wright, J. 1976. Introduction to Forest Genetics. Department of Forestry Michigan State University. Academic Press. (AP) New York.

 


provenance
Fr. (provenience, L.) in European usage, the place where seeds were collected; in North America, synonymous with seed source.

Source:
SAETTEM.