BOTANICAL EXPERIMENTAL GARDEN

The Centre has a 2.5 hectare Botanical Research Experimental Garden where examples of local endemic, endangered, medicinal and aromatic plants are being propagated and multiplied in the way of ex-situ conservation.

BAMBUSETUM


The Centre is enriched with 22 bamboo species, out of which three species Ochlandra travancorica (Bedd.) Gamble, Pseudoxytenanthera stocksii (Munro) T.Q.Nguyen and Pseudoxytenanthera ritcheyi (Munro) H.B.Naithani are endemic to the Western Ghats and conserved at the Centre.



BOTANICAL NAME


  • Bambusa bambos (L) Voss
  • Bambusa bambos Var.gigantea(bagadur) Bennet R.C. Gaur
  • Bambusa balcooa Roxb
  • Bambusa burmanica Gamble
  • Bambusa nutans well ex munro
  • Phyllotachys nigra (Lodd ex Lindl) Munro (Bambusa Nigra Lodd ex Lindl)
  • Bambusa vulgaris Schard (Bambusa Nigra Lodd ex Lindl)
  • Bambusa tulda Roxb

ORCHIDARIUM


A total of 23 species of Orchids are preserved at the Centre, which has a distinct wire house for epiphytic and terrestrial orchid species.



BOTANICAL NAME


  • Aerides maculosum Lindl.
  • Eria reticosa Wight
  • Habenaria rariflora A.Rich.
  • Habenaria digitata Lindl.
  • Habenaria crassifolia A.Rich.

ENDEMIC & THREATENED PLANT SPECIES


Endemic plant species, few of them categorized by IUCN as endangered and threatened, are conserved at the Centre in distinct polyhouses (propagated from the seeds and cuttings).



BOTANICAL NAME


  • Abutilon ranadei
  • Begonia concanensis
  • Vigna vexillata
  • Pinda concanensis
  • Adelocaryum malabaricum
  • Stobilanthus callosus
  • Plaeocaulis ritcheii

MEDICINAL & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS


Medicinal and ornamental plant species preserved at the Centre are brought from the various localities of the India.



BOTANICAL NAME


  • Abrus precatorius L.
  • Abutilon persicum (Burm. f.) Merr.
  • Glorisosa superba L.
  • Clematis triloba Thunb.
  • Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.

RESEARCH LABORATORY


The Centre has established a well equipped taxonomic laboratory where more than 42 M.Sc. dissertation students have carried out their projects with NGCPR, with three candidates going on to complete their Ph.D..



LIBRARY


The Library is enriched with most of the regional and local Flora, Revisions, literature from Medicinal Botany and general botany books. The Journals subscribed to include Rheedea, Current Science, Kew Bulletin (archives), Resonance (archives), Bombay Natural History Society (archives).



HERBARIUM


One of the herbaria listed in Index Herbarium, with acronym ‘NGCPR’, has more than 2000 plant specimens from various localities of the Western Ghats. These are mainly collections from localities like the Kas plateau, Mahabaleshwar, Purandar, Torna in Pune and Satara districts.