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Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) - Bas-Congo Province - Inkisi-Kisantu

Institution Code: INKI

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

The Garden of Kisantu was founded by a Jesuit brother and runned by missionaries till 1976. Now it is the property of the state.

There is an arboretum inside the garden with about 200 species of large trees, mostly indigenous.

Main Address:
Jardin Botanique de Kisantu
B.P. 108
Bas-Congo Province Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)

Telephone: 00 243 98541006 (director‘s mobile)
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Kibungu Kembelo
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1900
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 225 Hectares
    Latitude: -5.1352
    Longitude: 15.0723
    Annual Rainfall: 1522 mm
    Altitude: 525.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 6000
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 200
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 2200
  • Special Collections:Over 160 palms including Arecastrum romanzoffianum, Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, trees such as Agathis loranthifolia, orchids such as Phaelaenopsis amabilis. Over 200 species of cacti, succulents and native grasses, particularly Asclepiadaceae; Mammilaria.

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes