Total no of Botanic Gardens recorded in Egypt: 6




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Total no. of Botanic Gardens recorded in Egypt: 6.

Approx. no. of living plant accessions recorded in these botanic gardens: <10,000

Approx. no. of taxa in these collections: c.3,000 (2,000 spp.)

Estimated % of pre-CBD collections: 90% - 95%
Location: ALEXANDRIA

Founded: 1942

Garden Name: Botanic Garden Botany Department

Address: Faculty of Science, University of Alexandria, Moharram Bey, ALEXANDRIA.

Status: University

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 500

Ex situ Collections:

Cactus, palms, begonias, crotons, ferns, Dieffenbachias, Calathea, Pandanus.

No. of taxa: 150

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown

Special Conservation Collections: Selaginellas.
Location: ASWAN

Founded: 1928

Garden Name: Aswan Botanic Garden

Address: Botanical Research Institute, Aswân Botanic Island, ASWAN (or Assuan)

Status: State.

Herbarium: Unknown.

Ex situ Collections:

Trees and shrubs (+100 taxa), fruit trees, decorative ornamental woody plants such as Tabebuia, Bignonia, Campsis and Tecoma. Moraceae such as Artocarpus incisa and A. integra, Ficus spp., Broussonetia papyrifera and Morus nigra. Diospyros (3 spp.), Annona montana and A. squamosa, Terminalia (3 spp.), Acacia, Albizzia, Bauhinia, Cassia (3 taxa), Dalbergia spp., Khaya senegalensis, Strychnos nux-vomica, Bixa orellana, Manihot esculenta, Eugenia (5 spp.), Feijoa sellowiana, Melaleuca, Psidium cattleyanum, Cocos nucifera, Murraea paniculata, Calocarpus sapota, Mimusops, Solanum, Theobroma, Grewia, Thea sinensis, Celtis australis, Tectona grandis, palms.

No.of taxa: +350.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: CAIRO

Founded: 1910

Garden Name: Orman Botanic Garden

Address: Giza-Orman, CAIRO.

Status: State.

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 3,000 (approx. 70% native plants)

Ex situ Collections:

Conifers, palms, cacti, succulents, Roses, bamboo, Ficus, aquatic plants, Strelitzia.

No. of taxa: 600

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: CAIRO

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Zohria Trial Gardens

Address: Gezira, CAIRO.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

Ferns, greenhouse plants,

No. of taxa: 1,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: CAIRO

Founded: 1893

Garden Name: El Saff Botanic Garden

Address: c/o Dr Aly Fahmy, 21 El Mirghani Street, 11 3 41 Heliopolis, CAIRO.

Status: Private

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: 800

Ex situ Collections:

Tropical and subtropical forest and fruit trees and economic plants in general, such as Eucalyptus, Ficus, Albizzia, Cassia and Casuarina, palms, rattans, succulent euphorbias and cacti.

No. of taxa: 800

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: QUBBA

Founded: 1960

Garden Name: Qubba Botanic Garden

Address: Qubba Palace, QUBBA, Cairo.

Status: State (Horticultural Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture)

Herbarium: Yes Approx. no. of herbarium specimens: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

Horticultural cultivars and ornamentals, Dieffenbachia, Anthurium, Caladium, Cosmos, Dianthus, Freesia, Delphinium, Dahlia, Lilium, Narcissus, Strelitzia. Conifers such as Juniperus phoenicea, Araucaria spp., Agathis australia, Taxodium, Ginkgo, Cupressus, Pinus and Thuja. Cycads, Ficus, aquatics, roses (250 taxa), succulent cacti and Euphorbiaceae, carnivorous plants (Aldrovandra, Drosophyllum, Nepenthes, Sarracenia), epiphytic orchids, Leguminosae, particularly Acacia, palms, Myrtaceae, including Eucalyptus, Eugenia, Psidium and Pimenta. Bignoniaceae.



No. of taxa: 5,000

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


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