ALBANIA 1
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Albania
INSTITUTION NAME Botanical Garden Universiteti I Tiranes”
MAIN ADDRESS Botanical Garden Universiteti I Tiranes Universiteti I Tiranes, Fakulteti i Shkencave Natyrore; Kopshti Botanik, Tirana (Albania)
Tel: +355 42 252 87
Fax: +355 42 239 81
DESCRIPTION
AREA Approximately 15 ha
LATITUDE 41.3077
LONGITUDE 19.8275
ALTITUDE 0.00 m
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State, but it is managed by the university of Tirana
INSTITUTION TYPE Botanic Garden. As the garden is a part of the University of Tirana it serves all the universities of Albania and has been very popular with schoolchildren of all ages from across the country
DATE FOUNDED 1971
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Systematics of herbaceous vegetation, systematics of woody plants. In 1995 the collections numbered 2.000 of a recorded 3.250 native plants of Albania. Notable genera: Achillea, Allium, Amaranthus, Aristolochia, Bromus, Carex, Eryngium, Festuca, Galium, Geum, Inula, Mentha, Oenanthera, Phalaris, Phleum, Pistacia, Plantago, Poa, Polygonum, Potentilla, Quercus, Rumex, Saxifraga, Trifolium
TAXA Of the 3.250 plant species in Albania (a country with a surface area of 28.000 km²) the garden grows at least 2.000 species, varieties and cultivars. In 1999 the team prepared and distributed a Seminum Index, containing information of 825 taxa of plants available for exchange with other botanical institutions
PROGRAMMES Research programmes. Current areas of study include: The ecology of introduced plant species / A phytosociological study of black pine, oak and natural pasture lands/ Threatened endemic speciesEducational and training programmes
FEATURES AND FACILITIES Index SeminumHerbarium (9000 specimens)
MAIN DEFICIENCIES No information available
OTHER INFORMATION Unfortunately it is now the garden itself that is threatened. Recent encroachment and building work (by people reclaiming it as their ancestral holdings) has already resulted in the loss of one third of the garden (August 1995)
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.bgci.orghttp://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jard%C3%ADn_Bo%C3%A1nico_de_la_Universidad_de_Tirana

Documents:

The Botanic Garden of Tirana, Albania”. Volume 2, Number 5 – August 1995. Liri Dinga

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