SAUDI ARABIA 1
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Saudi Arabia
INSTITUTION NAME King Saud University Botanic Garden”
MAIN ADDRESS King Saud University Botanic Garden, College of Science, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Riyadh, 11451 (Saudi Arabia)

Tel: +966-1-4675807

Institution Email Address: alfarhan@ksu.edu.sa

Web: www.ksu.edu.sa/sites/Colleges/CollegeofScinces/BotanyDepartment/habg/


DESCRIPTION
AREA 1 ha
LATITUDE 24, 67 º N
LONGITUDE 46, 69 º E
ALTITUDE 800 m
PRECIPITATION 120 mm
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE The Department of Botany and Microbiology of the University is coordinating the herbarium since 1965 and is associated with the botanical garden since 1994
DATE FOUNDED 1994
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS • Plants from the central part of Saudi Arabia (Caralluma and Huernia)
• Useful Plants for scientific use and for teaching botany
• Rare and Endangered Plants
TAXA 150-250
PROGRAMMES • Training programs aimed specifically at college students (biosystematic studies, planting, conservation and protection of the gardens)
• Educational programs aimed at the general public (awareness of the importance of conservation)
• Research programs in plant biology and breeding
• Program of protection and conservation of rare and endangered species
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Herbarium (1965): 30.000 accessions
• Research Center associated with the university
• Greenhouse (10.000 square meters)
• Seed bank
MAIN DEFICIENCIES • Arboretum
OTHER INFORMATION Consult appendix
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:www.bgci.org
www.ksu.edu.sa/sites/Colleges/CollegeofScinces/BotanyDepartment/habg/Default.aspx

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