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Botanical Garden and Herbarium, Department of Botany

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Pakistan - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Institution Code: UOM

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Botanical Garden and Herbarium, Department of Botany

The Botanical Garden and Herbarium (BG&H) department of Botany at University of Malakand, Chakdara Dir (L.) Khyber puthtunkhwa, Pakistan launched in 2006 by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and registered with the Botanical Garden Conservation International in 2014. In the botanical garden, 7 thousand herbs, shrubs and trees are growing tolerable. They have economical, medicinal and ethno-botanical application cited in different literature. The garden has been properly looked after and retained fine. The garden is well equipped with lath houses and glass house. Several representative small gardens like, Quranic garden, Olive garden, Jasmine garden, Punica garden, Cacti garden and Rose garden have already been installed.
Herbarium is a collection of pressed and dried plant specimens mounted on herbarium sheets. About 2000 dry plant specimens are also preserved in the herbarium under proper defined protocols collected from different localities of Malakand division. More than 60% plants are endemic to Malakand division, and fully acclimatized with the environmental condition of botanical garden and herbarium.
Different approaches have been tested for domestication of the endangered and medicinally important flora of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In this connection different pilot project has been started/completed/running with collaborators, like Caralluma, Olea, Phaseolus, Pisum, Cicer, Ricinus, Nigella and Brassica etc.

Main Address:
Botanical Garden and Herbarium, Department of Botany
University of Malakand
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Mohammad Nisar
    Curator's Name: Mr Nazim Hassan
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 34.669384
    Longitude: 72.06089
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 7000

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    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: No
    Education Programme: No