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Orquideas Moxviquil

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Mexico - Chiapas - San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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About the Orquideas Moxviquil

Simply put, Orquídeas Moxviquil's mission is to safeguard for future generations a small sampling of the vast and varied essence of Chiapas' living natural wonders, while at the same time maintaining an area where people can visit and share in the beauty of these most graceful, fanciful and simply extraordinary handiwork of evolution: the flora of Chiapas.


Through the collection and care of various distinct bio regions of Chiapas, Orquídeas Moxviquil OM acts as a resource to help disperse critical information for scientific studies, along with being a natural educational playground open to people of all walks of life. Reaching further afield, OM intends to be a source and springboard to encourage campesino groups to take control of the destiny of their wild well-preserved forests by helping them maintain and expand virgin and unexploited forests, while facilitating the establishment of nurseries to seed, grow and produce flowers and plants for local and export markets. With special focus on the remarkable orchid, OM brings together like-minded people and those new to the natural wonders of Chiapas and their local forests to share in the majesty of orchids, as well as all other plant and animal life.

As it extends itself to the community, OM will continue to encourage the formation of orchid societies and satellite Jardines de Orquídeas in other areas of Chiapas and Mexico. OM now provides a space where new and existing information about orchids and epiphytes, plants living on the bark of trees and shrubs that are not parasites, can gather and grow; helping to create a natural and educational paradise nestled within the beauty of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

Main Address:
Orquideas Moxviquil
Periférico Norte #4a, Ojo de Agua
San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Chiapas 29228 Mexico

Telephone: +52 (967) 678-5727
Fax:
URL: http://www.orchidsmexico.com
Primary Email: info@orchidsmexico.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Craig Robert (Cisco) Dietz, Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Craig Robert (Cisco) Dietz
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

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: 2009
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 16.754439
    Longitude: -92.633520
    Annual Rainfall: 1500 mm
    Altitude: 2144.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 200 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 280 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Orquideas Moxviquil
  • Local Address: Periferico Norte #4a
  • Locality: City: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Locality: State: Chiapas

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 500
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 1
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 25000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 7
  • Special Collections:All of our plants are rescued since 1994 when the rescue campaign was started by Cisco Dietz. All are of Chiapas origin.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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