Jardin Botanico Universitario BUAP

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Mexico - Puebla - Puebla

Institution Code: IRA

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Pinus is one of the most important collections in our garden. A view of Pinus pseudostrobus var. apulcensis.
Pinus is one of the most important collections in our garden. A view of Pinus pseudostrobus var. apulcensis.

About the Jardin Botanico Universitario BUAP

The Botanical Garden of the University of Puebla, has 10.7 hectares and was founded in August 1987 by M. en C. Maricela Rodriguez and Arq. Sergio Villalon.
It is one of the most important green areas of the city and holds the most diverse plant collection in the State of Puebla.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Universitario BUAP
Prolongacion 24 Sur y Av. San Claudio
Edif. HJB1, Ciudad Universitaria, Col, San Manuel
Puebla
Puebla 72590 Mexico

Telephone: + 52 (222) 2443938; +52 (222) 2295500 ext. 7031, 7030
Fax: + 52 (222) 2443938
URL: www.jardinbotanico.buap.mx
Primary Email: allen.coombes@hotmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Jesús Francisco López Olguín
    Curator's Name: Allen J. Coombes
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1987
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 18.9992
    Longitude: -98.1961
    Altitude: 2150.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico de la Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla.
  • Local Address: Prolongacion 24 Sur y Av. San Claudio Edif. HJB1, Ciudad Universitaria Col. San Manuel CP 72570 Puebla, Pue. Mexico
  • Locality: City: Puebla
  • Locality: State: Puebla

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 55000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1050
  • Special Collections:There are 4 very important collections
    1) Pinus with 22 species
    2) Quercus with 41 species
    3) Cornus with 4 species
    4) Jatropha 9 species
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes