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Universite Paris-Sud - Parc Botanique de Launay

France - Orsay Cedex

Institution Code: ORSAY

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

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: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1965
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    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: N
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 100
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Y
    Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: N

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 15000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2500

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: N
    Education Signs in Garden: N
    Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
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