Royal Botanical Society of Falcar

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The Royal Botanical Society
The Royal Botanical Company
Crown Corporation of Falcar
Predecessornone, some duties were previously invested in The Royal Society of Oak (defunct)
Founded30 June 2016 (5 years ago) (2016-06-30)
FounderFirst King of Falcar Todd Leon
Headquarters,
Area served
Arbonia, The Kanes (former)
Key people
Wildcraft-General
ServicesPerforms duties relating to the classification of fauna & flora; wildcrafting duties; weather forecasting; regulation of pest-control and to maintain the Royal Botanical Garden of Falcar and the National Parks of Falcar
15.01% of state revenue (2019 Budget)

The Royal Botanical Corporation currently stylised as The Royal Botanical Society of Falcar is the government department representing the Flora (plant life) and Fauna (animal life) within the Kingdom of Falcar. This role includes the maintenance of national parks as well as maintaining the collections of the Royal Botanic Garden of Falcar. The corporation was officially established through charter on the 30th of June 2016, as part of the Flora Act 2016.

Duties

Under the Flora Act 2016 Sec A Part II the Duties of the Company and Wildlife-General are;

1) To maintain the gardens of Falcar;
2) To catalogue species present within Falcar of Plant, Animal and Fungi;
3) To monitor weather forecasts;
4) To introduce and erradicate Plant, Animal and Fungi Species from Falcar;
5) To harvest pods, seeds and other items from Falcar;
6) To regulate pest control within Falcar.

Prohibited Species

As the Flora Act gives the powers to introduce & erradicate as well as powers to regulate pest control to the company, the wildcraft-general publishes a List of Prohibited Species at his discretion, importation or introduction of a species listed into any Falcarian area is an offence (Flora Act 2016 Sec B Part II)

Prohibited Species List (2017)

  • All species within the genus Rubus commonly known as Bramble (Raspberries, Blackberries..) is completely prohibited and must be destroyed if found.
  • All species within the genus Opuntia require a permit, with some species such as Opuntia stricta being completely prohibited.
  • Atropa belladonna or Deadly Nightshade is completely prohibited and must be destroyed if found
  • Introduction of any species or cultivar in the genus Rosa that is not already present within the National Parks of Falcar is prohibited without a permit.
  • Possession of a Domestic Cat requires a feline importation permit, as well as a feline handler permit. Neither of which are currently administered.

Plants of Cultural Significance

Some of the plants within the nation of Falcar are designated as Culturally Significant. It is a serious offence under the Flora Act 2016 (Sect. B Part I & III) to injure, destroy, remove from the nation or somehow negatively impact on a Culturally Significant Tree.

Rottnest Pine of The Kanes

The Rottnest Pine of The Kanes, a culturally significant Callitris preissii. Photographed during the 2017 Census

The Rottnest Pine of The Kanes was officially designated as culturally important as it

"Represents the Island and Ancestral Claim of the Island of Rottnest, and the distant ceremonial connection between Falcar and The Rottnest."

It comprised part of the monarchal collections of the Royal Botanical Garden and was listed as at risk during the 2017 Falcarian Census. The Species, Callitris preissii is endemic to The Rottnest and the Rottnest Pine of the Kanes was the only plant within Falcar in the Genus Callitris. It was later reported to have died during the extreme heat of the 2018 summer.

The tree was moved after the passing of the Proclamation Act 2017 and resided within Inner and Outer Falcar at the time of it's demise

The Royal Botanical Garden

The Royal Botanical Garden of Falcar is a botanical collection situated within Arbonia, officially dedicated to the collecting, cultivating and exhibiting of plants & fungi.

recently transplanted cuttings planted at the Royal Botanical Garden Succulent Exhibit

The original collection originated from monarchal collections, comprising of few succulents and common herbs; it has since performed independently of the monarch and currently 64% of the botanical collection is owned by the Royal Botanical Corporation, rather than The Monarch or other third party lenders.

Species List

As of the 2017 Flora & Fauna Census, the Royal Botanical Garden comprises of the following plants;

The most common genus is Aeonium Succulents with 7 separate species.