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Bogor Botanic Gardens (Centre for Plant Conservation)

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Indonesia - Java - Bogor

Institution Code: BO

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: No

About the Bogor Botanic Gardens (Centre for Plant Conservation)

The Bogor Botanic Garden, Indonesia's first and foremost botanical garden, is 87 hectares of beautifully kept trees, plants flowers, lawns and ponds within a busy expanding city of 300,000 people. It is also a world famous institution for research and conservation that has developed over many years and is continuing to do so. The garden is an important part of Bogor city providing not only employment but a large recreational area for local residents, visitors from Jakarta and many passing tourists.

Main Address:
Bogor Botanic Gardens (Centre for Plant Conservation)
Jalan Ir. H. Juanda No. 13
PO Box 309
Java 16003 Indonesia

Telephone: 62 (0)251 322 187/321 657
Fax: 62 (0)251 322 187/313 985
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr Irawati
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
  • Date founded: 1817
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 87 Hectares
    Latitude: -6.5959
    Longitude: 106.7900
    Annual Rainfall: 4330 mm
    Altitude: 250.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000000
    Number of Volunteers: 5

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Arecaceae, Orchidaceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Palmae, tropical fruits, Musaceae, Dioscoreaceae. Extensive collection of tropical woody species, mainly from unlocalised origins, including species of Burseraceae, Dipterocarpaceae, Leguminosae, Meliaceae.
    The total number of orchid collections in Bogor BG is around 500 species, all of which are native to Indonesia. Besides the study on tissue culture, one of the studies conducted by our staff is about the population dynamic of saprophytic species Didymoplexis pallens. This species grows naturally under the giant bamboo of Gigantochloa spp., not far from the main office of Bogor BG. It is quite interesting to found a unique orchid species growing naturally inside the botanic garden’s area. In situ conservation in an ex situ conservation area.

    Rafflesia spp. has a strategic value from both scientific and conservation viewpoints. The study on conservation biology of Rafflesia in Bogor BG has been carrying out using many different approaches including anatomical studies, seed characterization, and in vitro studies. As part of these, ecological observation has also been conducted on the natural population of Rafflesia patma in Leuweung Sancang, West Java.

    One of the collections from Apocynaceae family is Kibatalia wigmani. The species is considered as important because of its conservation status. According to IUCN Red List (2008), it is categorized as Vulnerable. The plants were collected by Bogor BG staff from Minahasa, North Sulawesi.

    Of all Dipterocarps species collected in Bogor BG, 36 of which are also categorized as Threatened. These include 6 Dipterocarpus species, 6 Hopea species, 10 Shorea species, and Upuna borneensis, a monotypic genus endemic to Borneo. All the 36 species are listed below:
    1. Anisoptera costata
    2. Anisoptera marginata
    3. Cotylelobium lanceolatum
    4. Dipterocarpus gracilis
    5. Dipterocarpus grandiflorus
    6. Dipterocarpus hasseltii
    7. Dipterocarpus littoralis
    8. Dipterocarpus retusus
    9. Dipterocarpus rigidus
    10. Dryobalanops aromatica
    11. Dryobalanops beccarii
    12. Dryobalanops lanceolata
    13. Hopea bancana
    14. Hopea celebica
    15. Hopea mengarawan
    16. Hopea nigra
    17. Hopea pierrei
    18. Hopea sangal
    19. Parashorea globosa
    20. Parashorea lucida
    21. Shorea balangeran
    22. Shorea faguetiana
    23. Shorea guiso
    24. Shorea johorensis
    25. Shorea leprosula
    26. Shorea materialis
    27. Shorea montigena
    28. Shorea platyclados
    29. Shorea selanica
    30. Shorea tesymanniana
    31. Upuna borneensis
    32. Vatica bantamensis
    33. Vatica brunigii
    34. Vatica pauciflora
    35. Vatica teysmanniana
    36. Vatica venulosa

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes