IRAN 2
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Iran
INSTITUTION NAME National Botanic Garden of Iran. Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands”
MAIN ADDRESS Botanical Garden of Iran, P. O. Box 13116, Tehran (Iran); Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands; P.O.Box 13185-116; Tehran (Iran)

Email: info@rifr-ac.ir

Tel: +98 21 44580222

Fax: +98 21 44196575

DESCRIPTION
AREA 150 ha
LATITUDE 35, 47 º N
LONGITUDE 51, 00 º E
ALTITUDE 1320 m
PRECIPITATION 240 mm
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Research Center and Botanic Garden
DATE FOUNDED 1968
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Bulbous plants of Iran, native desert plants, Caspian forest vegetation, fruit garden (cultivar collections of grape, walnut, pomegranite) medicinal plants; horticultural display area; Zagros forest vegetation; Japanese Garden; Europe vegetation selection; North America vegetation selection; systematic garden; trial and education plots; Caucasus vegetation selection; broad leaf evergreens; Himalaya vegetation selection; central square-Persian Garden and rose garden
TAXA No information available
PROGRAMMES • Research Programs specialized in taxonomy and forestry
• Training Programs in botany and gardening
• Educational Programs
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Specialized sections: lake, mountains, wetlands, dunes, rocks, medicinal plants, exotic plants, trees section, systemic section, recreational section, etc …
• 28 installations of which depends the operation of the garden
• 3 greenhouses, covering a total of 2,200 square meters
• Nurseries
• Arboretum (around 15 ha)
• Horticultural Exhibition, Iranian garden with a selection of fruit varieties
• Collections preserved: Iran bulb plants
• Herbarium (160,000 specimens)
• Laboratory and plant research programs
• List of annual seeds, including wild seeds stored in a dedicated room
• Catalog
• Conference room, library (11,000 copies)
MAIN DEFICIENCIES • Horticultural Herbarium

• GeneBank

OTHER INFORMATION There is a network of Research Centers and Botanic Gardens depending on RIFR. These are the Satellite Garden Names (including external arboreta): Nowshahr Botanic Garden; Tabriz Botanic Garden; Dezful Botanic Garden; Mashhad Botanic Garden; Yazd desert plants collection; Kashan desert plants collection; Hamadan Medicinal Plant Collection. Consult appendix
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.bgci.or

www.rifr-ac.ir

www.wikipedia.org

Documentos:

Botanics Gardens recorded in Iran” (CBD)
Botanic Gardens Conservation News 2(5) 40-41”. Jafari, M. (1995). Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (RIFR), Irán

Iran Country report-FAO”. M. Taeb. Department of Genetics and Genetic Resources. Teheran, 1995

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