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Reserva Rio Guaycuyacu

Ecuador - Pichincha

Institution Code: GALAP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Reserva Rio Guaycuyacu
Casilla 17 07 8712
Quito, Ecuador

Telephone: (5932) 2570-174 (MESSAGE)
Fax: (5932) 2220-426
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: James West
    Curator's Name: James West
    Plant Records Officer's Name: James West

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Private Collection
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1987
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 32 Hectares
    Latitude: -0.1848
    Longitude: -78.7296
    Annual Rainfall: 2700 mm
    Altitude: 500.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 10
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 200
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 600
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 600
  • Special Collections:5 ha. of mixed fruit trees, 500+ species of worldwide (lowlands tropical) origin.
    Chocó bioregion collection

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes

Education Programmes

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