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Jardin Botanico Dr. Faustino Miranda

Mexico - Chiapas - Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Institution Code: CHIAP

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Acceso principal al Jardín Botánico y croquis de ubicación.
Acceso principal al Jardín Botánico y croquis de ubicación.

About the Jardin Botanico Dr. Faustino Miranda

El Jardín Botánico Dr. Faustino Miranda fue fundado en 1949 y es el más antiguo de México. Se ubica en la ciudad de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital del estado de Chiapas. Es un jardín regional y exhibe 686 especies, en su mayor parte nativas. Ocupa una superficie de 4 hectáreas. Cuenta además con un Museo Botánico, un Herbario (CHP) con más de 48 mil registros, un Banco de Semillas y un Vivero con capacidad para producir 100 mil plantas. Realiza estudios etnobotánicos en comunidades indígenas y campesinas del estado.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico Dr. Faustino Miranda
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente e Historia Natural
Calzada de los Hombres Ilustres S/N, A.P. 6
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Chiapas 29000 Mexico

Telephone: (961) 612-3622
Fax: (961) 612-9943
URL: semahn@chiapas.gob.mx
Primary Email: botanica_ihne@hotmail.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dra. Teresa Cabrera Cachón
    Curator's Name: Ing. Manuel Rivera Jaramillo
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Teresa Cabrera
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 4
    Research Staff Number: 8
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1949
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 16.2581
    Longitude: -92.3009
    Annual Rainfall: 26 mm
    Altitude: 530.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico Dr. Faustino Miranda
  • Local Address: Calzada de los Hombres Ilustres s/n
  • Locality: City: Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Locality: State: Chiapas

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 48000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 35

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 686
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 220
  • Special Collections:Las colecciones del Jardín están ubicadas en las siguientes áreas; Árboles y arbustos de selva baja caducifolia, Cactáceas y Suculentas, Plantas Medicinales, Palmetum, Zamiáceas y un área etnobotánica denominada Huerto Zoque.
  • 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: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    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