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Universite Paris-Sud - Parc Botanique de Launay

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France - Orsay Cedex

Institution Code: ORSAY

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Universite Paris-Sud - Parc Botanique de Launay

Location: ORSAY
Founded: 1965
Garden Name: Parc Botanique de Launay
Address: Université Paris-Sud XI - Parc Botanique de Launay, Bâtiment 309A - F-91405, Orsay Cedex.
Status: University
Herbarium: No.
Ex situ Collections:Yes

Main Address:
Universite Paris-Sud - Parc Botanique de Launay
Service Environnement & Paysages
Batiment 309A
Orsay Cedex
91405 France

Telephone: + 33 (0)1 69 15 78 94 / + 33 (0)1 69 15 35 74
Fax: + 33 (0)1 69 15 55 82
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Thierry Genevet
    Curator's Name: Olivier Chauveau
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 12
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1965
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 90 Hectares
  • Total Area: 237 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.3606
    Longitude: -0.2720
    Annual Rainfall: 680 mm
    Altitude: 100.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 550 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 150 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Parc Botanique de Launay
  • Local Address: Université Paris Sud 11 Service Environnement & Paysages Bât. 309A F-91405 ORSAY CEDEX
  • Locality: City: ORSAY
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 100
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2500

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes