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Zamorano Botanical Garden

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Honduras - Francisco Morazan - San Antonio de Oriente

Institution Code: ZAM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Main Address:
Zamorano Botanical Garden
Yeguare Valley, km. 30 road to Danli
San Antonio de Oriente
Francisco Morazan Honduras

Telephone: +504 2287-2000
Fax: +504 2767-6240
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Jeffrey Lansdale
    Curator's Name: Cinthya Martinez
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Rina Díaz
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 5
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 4000 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 200 Hectares
  • Total Area: 4000 Hectares
    Latitude: 14.011152
    Longitude: -87.013253
    Annual Rainfall: 1000 mm
    Altitude: 800.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 1000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 300 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 240000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 436
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 304
  • Special Collections:Fruit Plant Collection
    Mango Collection
    Avocado Collection
    Orquid Collection
    Tropical Plants with enphasis in Dry Forest
    Herbs Medicinal Plant Collection
    Self-Guided Tours
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

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