Orto Botanico dell'Universita della Calabria

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Italy - Cosenza - Arcavacata di Rende

Institution Code: CLU

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Orto Botanico dell'Universita della Calabria
loc. Polifunzionale
Arcavacata di Rende
Cosenza 87030 Italy

Telephone: 39 (0)984 493089
Fax: 39 (0)984 493089
URL: http://www.dibest.unical.it/museo/ortobotanico2012/
Primary Email: ortobot@unical.it

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Liliana Bernardo
    Curator's Name: Nicodemo G. Passalacqua
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Nicodemo G. Passalacqua
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1981
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 7 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.2953
    Longitude: 16.2536
    Annual Rainfall: 1044 mm
    Altitude: 200.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 33000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 2000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 600
  • Special Collections:Over 400 species characteristic of the Calabria region. Cistus salvifolius, Cyclamen hederifolium, Pinus halepensis, P. pinea, Arbutus unedo, Phillyrea media, Quercus suber, Q. ilex, Quercus trojana, Quercus macrolepis, Quercus calliprinos, Quercus robur,
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes