IRAN 3
INSTITUTION NAME AND MAIN ADDRESS
COUNTRY Iran
INSTITUTION NAME Yazd desert plants collection
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 39 ha (22 ha cultivated and 17 ha with native desert vegetation)
LATITUDE 31, 92 º N
LONGITUDE 54, 37 º E
ALTITUDE 1203 m
INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSTITUTION
STATUS State
INSTITUTION TYPE Botanic Garden depending on RIFR
DATE FOUNDED 1997
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Tropical plant collection including 100 species (Chenopodiaceae: 24 species, Poaceae: 20 species, etc…). It contains two sections:
• Ornamental Plants: 26 species belonging to 20 families growing in an area like a park
• Systematic Section: 85 species of 22 families planted side by side
TAXA No information available
PROGRAMMES • Conservation Programs• Basic Research Programs of botanical studies (genetic erosion of several species of plants in arid ecosystem, etc…)
• Training Programs
FEATURES AND FACILITIES • Research facilities: laboratories, library, offices
• Nursery
• Seed bank
MAIN DEFICIENCIES No information available
OTHER INFORMATION This is the Botanic Garden of the Iran Desert Research Center. This Research Center was established in 1975 and attached administratively to the National Botanic Garden of Tehran, Research Institute of Forest and Rangeland (RIFR). Consult appendix
SOURCES CONSULTED Web:

www.icarda.org

www.bgci.org

www.rifr-ac.ir

Documentos:

Monographs of the national agricultural research systems of the highlands region” (ICARDA: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas)

Organization and administration of agricultural research in the Near East countries”. FAO (Hussein I. et al.) Iran- Cairo, (1971), 89 p.

Agricultural research systems in the Near East and North Africa”. FAO (Abercrombie K., El Moursi A.) – (1990), pp. 33–37, Rome

Botanic Gardens Conservation News 2 (5) 40-41”. Jafari, M. (1995). (RIFR), Iran

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