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Reserva Rio Guaycuyacu

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Ecuador - Quito

Institution Code: GALAP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

RRG fruit display
RRG fruit display

Main Address:
Reserva Rio Guaycuyacu
Casilla 17-07-8712

Telephone: (593) 968214599
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: 2800 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: 4000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 600
  • Special Collections:-10 ha. of mixed fruit trees, 600+ species of worldwide (lowlands tropical) origin.
    -Chocó bioregion collection.

Conservation Programmes

  • Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

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

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes