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Jardin Botanico - Ignacio Rodriguez Alconedo - BUAP

Mexico - Puebla - Puebla

Institution Code: IRA

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Pinus  is one of the most important collection in our garden. A view of Pinus pseudostrobus and P. montezumae.
Pinus is one of the most important collection in our garden. A view of Pinus pseudostrobus and P. montezumae.

About the Jardin Botanico - Ignacio Rodriguez Alconedo - BUAP

The Botanical Garden "Ignacio Rodríguez de Alconedo" of the University of Puebla, has 10.7 hectares and was founded in August 1987 by M. en C. Maricela Rodriguez and Arq. Sergio Villalon.
It is one of the most important green areas of the city and holds the most diverse plant collection in the State of Puebla.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanico - Ignacio Rodriguez Alconedo - BUAP
Av. San Claudio s/n, Edificio No 76, Ciudad Universitaria
Col San Manuel
Puebla 72590 Mexico

Telephone: + 52 (222) 2443938; +52 (222) 2295500 ext. 7031, 7030
Fax: + 52 (222) 2443938
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dra. Maricela Rodríguez Acosta
    Curator's Name: Karla Vega
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Allen Coombes
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: N
    Status: Educational: Y
  • Date founded: 1987
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: N
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 10 Hectares
  • Total Area: 10 Hectares
    Latitude: 18.8905
    Longitude: -98.1700
    Altitude: 2150.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico "Ignacio Rodríguez de Alconedo" de la Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla.
  • Local Address: Edificio 76 planta baja. Ciudad Universitaria Avenida San Claudio s/n Col. Jardines de San Manuel CP 72500 Puebla, Pue. Mexico
  • Locality: City: Puebla
  • Locality: State: Puebla

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 14069
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
  • Number of Visitors: 2000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 3000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 1050
  • Special Collections:There are 4 very important collections
    1) Pinus with 22 species
    2) Quercus with 41 species
    3) Cornus with 4 species
    4) Jatropha 9 species

Conservation Programmes

  • Medicinal Plant Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Agriculture: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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