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Jardín Botánico CECON-USAC

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Guatemala - Guatemala - Guatemala

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico CECON-USAC
Centro de Estudios Conservacionistas de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Avenida Reforma 0-63, zona 10
Guatemala 01001 Guatemala

Telephone: 2331-0904
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: MsC. Carolina Rosales de Zea
    Curator's Name: PhD. Maura Quezada
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Albina López
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 7

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1922
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: No
  • Total Area: 2 Hectares
    Latitude: 14.614392
    Longitude: -90.5158542
    Altitude: 1500.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 306 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 16213 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
  • Local Address: Avenida La Reforma 0-63, zona 10 ciudad de Guatemala
  • Locality: City: Guatemala
  • Locality: State: Guatemala

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    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: 12000
    Number of Volunteers: 10

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1500
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 411
  • Special Collections:In 2010 the botanical garden had a reorganization and because of that reason the new personal worked doing a new data base for the collection. It consist in a new review and identification for the species that we have. Fot this botanic professionals participated, and we have a new data base which we are actualizing every year.

    Actually we have registered 113 native species in our collection.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

Education Programmes

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