Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden

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United States of America - Mississippi - University

Institution Code: OLEM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden

The primary mission of the Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden is to maintain a diverse, well-documented and accurately identified medicinally important living plant collection that supports and enhances teaching and research on drug discovery for the faculty and students of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.

Main Address:
Maynard W. Quimby Medicinal Plant Garden
300 Insight Park Avenue
Univerity of Mississippi
Mississippi 38677 United States of America

Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Ikhlas A Khan
    Curator's Name: Dr. Vijayasankar Raman
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Mr. Lal P.W. Jayaratna
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1967
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Total Area: 5 Hectares
    Latitude: 34.358688
    Longitude: -89.54893
    Annual Rainfall: 644 mm
    Altitude: 153.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 1500
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1500
  • Special Collections:The collection is entirely of medicinal importance.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: 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