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Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

Colombia - Bogotá D.C.

Institution Code: COL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

This botanic garden is the Bogotá´s research and scientific center with emphasis on andean and paramo ecosystems. This institution contributes to plants conservation in Bogotá and its sorrounding area. This institution generates environmental sustainability inside the territory, by using scientific research, technological transference and environmental education.

Main Address:
Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis
Av. Calle 63 No. 68-95, Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Bogotá D.C.
Colombia

Telephone: +57 (1) 4377060
Fax: +57 (1) 6305075
URL: www.jbb.gov.co
Primary Email: bogotanico@jbb.gov.co

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Luis Olmedo Martínez Zamora
    Curator's Name: Nohora Patricia Peña
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1955
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: 4.6098
    Longitude: -74.0820
    Altitude: 2550.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis
  • Local Address: Av. Calle 63 No. 68-95
  • Locality: City: Bogotá D.C.
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 4560
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 19000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 2346
  • Special Collections:Andean plants including five Special Collections for Conservation (CEPAC): Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Lamiaceae and Orchidaceae. Páramo species and Andean woodland plants, trees and shrubs, ornamentals, orchids, roses, cacti and other succulents, xerophytic plants, palms, medicinal plants, aquatics, economic plants, conifers, cryptogams (Pteridophyta) and angiosperms systematics garden.
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    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: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    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: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes