College of Horticulture Mudigere

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Institution Code: CHM

BGCI Member: No

About the College of Horticulture Mudigere

The college of Horticulture, Mudigere is located in the central part of Western Ghats of India. The Western Ghats of India is among the ecologically richest regions and has around 4000 species of higher plants of which 500 species have medicinal value. Plants that were very common in Western Ghats when they were first studied have got into the IUCN Red List over the years. In the absence of cultivation practices, there is destructive harvesting for various plant parts like stem/roots which leads to their depletion from the wild. In recent years, the growing demand for herbal products has also lead to a quantum jump in volume of plant material traded within and outside the country. Consequently, the danger is looming large with respect to threat to genetic stocks and to the diversity of medicinal plants. Conservation of Rare,Endangered & Threatened(RET) medicinal plants is absolutely essential. Hence the field Gene bank of RET medicinal plants has been established at College of Horticulture, Mudigere

Main Address:
College of Horticulture Mudigere
Mudigere Taluk
Chikkamagalur District)
Karnataka 577132 India

Telephone: +919481620695
Fax: 08263-228152
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. M. Hanumanthappa
    Curator's Name: Dr. Raviraja Shetty G
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dr. Raviraja Shetty G
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2012
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 13.116183
    Longitude: 75.632829
    Annual Rainfall: 3500 mm
    Altitude: 970.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Field gene bank of RET medicinal plants
  • Local Address: College of Horticulture, Mudigere Chikkamagalur(Districyt)-577132
  • Locality: City: Mudigere
  • Locality: State: Karnataka

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 20000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1200
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 40
  • Special Collections:The rare endangered and threatened (RET)species of medicinal plants of Western Ghats of India have been conserved in this Field Gene Bank
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

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: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes