Centro de Estudios Medicos Interculturales

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Colombia - Cundinamarca - Cota

Institution Code: CEMI

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Centro de Estudios Medicos Interculturales

The Botanical Medicinal Garden of Cota opened its doors for the first time in 1995. It is part of a community-based project aimed at the recovery and promotion of the traditional medicinal plants used for centuries by the people living in this Andean population.

The activities of the Garden cover three domains: research, education, and growing of medicinal plants.

Main Address:
Centro de Estudios Medicos Interculturales
Calle 12 No 3A-21
Cundinamarca 250010 Colombia

Telephone: 57-313-2625103
Fax: 57-1-8777040
URL: http://www.cemi.org.co
Primary Email: cemi@cemi.org.co

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: German Zuluaha
    Curator's Name: Iván Sarmiento
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 1
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 4.8086029
    Longitude: -74.100391
    Altitude: 2600.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100
    Number of Volunteers: 1

Plant Collections

  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes