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Jardin Botanique de Kisantu

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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: Eric Malueki
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: 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: 6700
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 4
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 25000

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.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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

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: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes