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Xardín Botánico da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Spain - Galicia - Santiago de Compostela

Institution Code: SANT

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Xardín Botánico da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

SANT Herbarium collection dates back 1945. It holds about 100000 specimens in 4 collections of vascular plants (SANT), lichens (SANT-Lich), bryophytes (SANT-Bryo) and seaweeds (SANT-Algae, the largest algae collection in Spain).

There is a linked germplasm collection (seed bank, mainly
endangered flora).

SANT has also associated living plant collections, which form part of the botanic garden along the Sarela river (10 minutes walk from the herbarium)

Main Address:
Xardín Botánico da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Herbario SANT, Laboratorio de Botánica, Facultade de Farmacia
Campus Vida
Santiago de Compostela
Galicia 15782 Spain

Telephone: 34 981563100 x14977
Fax: 34 981594912
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jesús Izco Sevillano
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1945
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 4 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.876
    Longitude: -8.563
    Annual Rainfall: 1800 mm
    Altitude: 200.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Xardín Botánico Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • Local Address: Xardín Botánico Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Campus Vida 15782 - Santiago de Compostela Galicia (España)
  • Locality: City: Santiago de Compostela
  • Locality: State: Galicia

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 100000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Pharmacology: Yes

Education Programmes