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Department of Pharmacognosy, Univ. Vienna

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Austria - Vienna

Institution Code: WPHARM

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Department of Pharmacognosy, Univ. Vienna
Center of Pharmacy
Althanstrasse 14
A-1090 Austria

Telephone: 00 43 1 4277 55201
Fax: 00 43 1 4277 9552
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. Verena Dirsch
    Curator's Name: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Länger
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Werner Lahner
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.1833
    Longitude: 16.3833
    Annual Rainfall: 700 mm
    Altitude: 180.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 600 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 20000
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 300
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 300
  • Special Collections:Medicinal plants
    Poisonous plants

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No