Instituto de Pesquisa Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

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Institution Code: RBV

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Instituto de Pesquisa Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Rua Jardim Botânico 1008, Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro 22460-030 Brazil

Telephone: +55 21 3204-2070
Fax: +55 21 3204-2070
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Renato Crespo
    Curator's Name: Dr. Marcus A. Nadruz Coelho
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Luis Alexandre Estevão da Silva
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 20
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 45
    Administration Staff Number: 30

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: 1808
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 70 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 75 Hectares
  • Total Area: 145 Hectares
    Latitude: -22.9665
    Longitude: -43.2291
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
  • Local Address: Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008
  • Locality: City: Rio de Janeiro
  • Locality: State: Rio de Janeiro

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 480000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 75
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 600000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:9,000 accessions including Cactaceae and succulents, Palmae, Myrtaceae, Leguminosae, Guttiferae, Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Araceae, Begonia, insectivorous, medicinal plants and a wide and varied collection of tropical trees. Seed list produced regularly
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes