Association for Biodiversity and its Conservation

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Italy - Bologna

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Association for Biodiversity and its Conservation

Collection of artificially propagated, rare, endangered and in peril of extinction succulent plant species.

Main Address:
Association for Biodiversity and its Conservation
Via Cracovia 25
40139 Italy

Telephone: +39 348 2206776
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Andrea Cattabriga
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Private Collection
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1981
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Latitude: 44.468333
    Longitude: 11.415278
    Annual Rainfall: 671 mm
    Altitude: 62.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 400 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 120 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Il Giardino che non c'è
  • Local Address: Via Emilia 253, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena
  • Locality: City: Bologna
  • Locality: State: Italia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: No
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 100
    Number of Volunteers: 3

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 26450
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2270
  • Special Collections:The plant collection was established in 1981 and continuously enlarged through sowing and plant change. All material was legally obtained from referenced sources, in order to preserve plant species in habitat.
    The core collection is made by CITES App.I cacti (such as Ariocarpus spp.) which are grown in cold greenhouse because climate allows their maintenance with no need of heating.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

Education Programmes