Orto Botanico di Napoli - University of Study Federico II

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Italy - Campania - Napoli

Institution Code: NAP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Orto Botanico di Napoli - University of Study Federico II
FAO: Dr Rosa Muoio
Via Foria 223
Campania 80139 Italy

Telephone: +39- 081449759
Fax: +39 - 081295351
URL: www.ortobotanico.unina.it
Primary Email: muoio@unina.it

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Paolo Caputo
    Curator's Name: Dr Menale
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 40
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1807
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Latitude: 40.8555
    Longitude: 14.2627
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 6000 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Orto Botanico di Napoli, Università degli Studi Federico II
  • Local Address: Via Foria 223, 80139 Napoli - Italy
  • Locality: City: Naples
  • Locality: State: Italia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 2
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    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: 40000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 25000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 3000
  • Special Collections:The actual work done by the Botanical Garden is mainly research, teaching and the conservation of rare species or those at risk of extinction besides the cultivation and presentation of museum collections and the organization of artistic and cultural exhibitions.
    The research done by the Botanical Garden is principally the study of the macro and micromorphological characteristics of some groups of plants for example : cycadales and orchidaceae, ethnobotanical researches in rural areas of central and southern Italy and the analysing of vegetable fossils from geographical sites in the Campania region. Furthermore it is clear that the collections of the Botanical Garden represent a reservoir of vegetal substances used for studies purposes by researchers in the Plant Biology Section of the Department of Biological Science.

    The teaching carried out at the Botanical Garden not only applies to university students but also to secondary school and college students. Guided visits are conducted by specialized personel every year. Annual courses are organized for the teaching body enabling it to qualify in the methods used by the Botanical Garden and about its collection.

    The conservation and protection of rare entities, endemic i.e. on the way to becoming extinct, is an activity that as time passes has become more and more important in the Partenopean Garden. There are collections of plants that are becoming rarer in their natural environment for example the cycladales and the arboreous ferns.

    Live endemic entities growing in the Campania region are also cultivated for example Kochia saxicola and Primula palinuri and others that have disappeared from their natural environment such as the Ipomea imperati. These local species are reproduced and multiplied in order to obtain a substantial number to be used in an eventual reintroduction into nature if these species should disappear from their natural sites.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Ethnobotany: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes