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Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro

Institution Code: RBV

International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y

Main Address:
Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
Rua Pacheco Leao 915, Jardim Botânico
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro 22460-030 Brazil

Telephone: +55 21 3204-2531
Fax: +55 21 3204-2530
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Liszt Vieira
    Curator's Name: Ricardo Reis
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dra. Rafaella Forzza
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 30
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 98
    Administration Staff Number: 50

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: Y
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1808
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 70 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 75 Hectares
  • Total Area: 145 Hectares
    Latitude: -22.9665
    Longitude: -43.2291
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro
  • Local Address: Rua Jardim Botânico, 1008
  • Locality: City: Rio de Janeiro
  • Locality: State: Rio de Janeiro

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 450000
    Arboretum: Y
    Arboretum Size: 75
  • Seed Bank: Y
    Published Plant Catalogue: N
    Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Y
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: N
  • Number of Visitors: 600000
    Number of Volunteers: 150

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:9,000 accessions including Cactaceae and succulents, Palmae, Myrtaceae, Leguminosae, Guttiferae, Orchidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Araceae, Begonia, insectivorous, medicinal plants and a wide and varied collection of tropical trees. Seed list produced regularly

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Y
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: N

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: N
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Y
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: Y

Education Programmes

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