Total no of Botanic Gardens recorded in Kenya: 9




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Kenya

Total no. of Botanic Gardens recorded in Kenya: 9.

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

Approx. no. of taxa in these collections: Unknown but probably 2,000 to 3,000.

Estimated % of pre-CBD collections: 50% to 60%
Location: BAMBURI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Kaya Cum Arboretum

Address: Bamburi Quarry Nature Trail

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Indigenous plants including Nervillea ? bicarinata, Sauvagesia erecta, Craterspermum schweinfurthii, Heliotropium indicum, Centrostachys aqautica, Sphaeranthus bullatus, Pilea microphylla, Oeceoclades maculata.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes


Location: ELDORET

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Moi University Botanic Garden

Address: Head, Department of Botany, Chepkoilel Campus, PO Box 1125, ELDORET

Status: State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KIKUYU

Founded: 1948

Garden Name: East African Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (KARI)

Address: Organization, P.O. Box 30148, NAIROBI

Status: State

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

Forest plots, Eucalyptus, Callistris, tropical Pinus. Maintains a seed bank with long-term storage capacity, containing 34,000 accessions representing 1,174 species (1994 figures).

No. of taxa: 260

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KIKUYU

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)

Address: Crop Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Genebank of Kenya (GBK), P.O. Box 781, Kikuyu

Status: State

Herbarium: Unknown

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown.


Location: KILIFI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: The Baobab Gardens

Address: KILIFI

Status: Private

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

Palms, Ficus spp., breadfruit, Neen, Casuarina, mango and tamarind. Indigenous plants.

No. of taxa: c.300.

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: KITUI

Founded: Unknown

Garden Name: Mutomo Hill Plant Sanctuary

Address: KITUI.

Status: Unknown

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Unknown


Location: MOMBASA

Founded: 1940

Garden Name: Mazeras Botanical Gardens/Nursery

Address: P.O. Box 81861, MOMBASA c/o Municipal Council of Mombasa, P.O.Box 90440, MOMBASA.

Status: State

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

No information available.

No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Yes


Location: NAIROBI

Founded: 1907.

Garden Name: Nairobi Arboretum

Address: PO Box 30158, NAIROBI.

Status: State

Herbarium: No.

Ex situ Collections:

Indigenous trees: Adansonia digitata, Bauhinia tomentosa, Bersama abyssinica, Blighia unijugata, Bombax rhodoghnaphalon, Calpurnea aurea, Canthium keniense, Chaetacme aristata, Clausena anisata, Commiphora eminii, Craibia brownii, Croton macrostachys, C. megalocarpus, Cussonia spicata, Dodonea angustifolia, Dombeya rotundifolia, Dovyalis macrocalyx, Ehretia cymosa, Elaeodendron buchananii, Encephalartos hildebrandtii, Erythrina burtiii, Ficus sur, F. ingens, F. thonningii, Filicium dicipiens, Gardenia ternifolia, Grewia fallax, Jatropha curcas, Kigelia africana, Measopsis eminii, Margaritaria discoideus, Markhamia lutea, Milicea excelsa, Milletia dura, Mimusops bagshawei, Newtonia buchgananii, Ochna holstii, Oncoba routledgei, Phoenix reclinata, Podocarpus falcatus, Polyscias kikuyuensis, Rothmannis urcelliformis, Ruttya fruiticosa, Scherebera alata, Spathodea campanulata, Stereospermum kuntianum, Strychnos usambarensis, Suregarda procera, Tamarindus indica, Teclea simplicifolia. T. trichocarpa, Terminalia catappa, T. brownii, Trichellia emetica, Trimerea grandifolia, Turraea robusta, Vangueria madacascariensis. Plantation of indigenous hardwoods, timber trees including Eucalyptus spp., Juniperus procera, Albizzia coriaria and trees of ethnobotanical interest such as the poison arrow tree, Acokanthera schimperi, and the Kapok tree, Chorisia speciosa and Brachylaena huillensis used for wood carving. Medicinal plants such as Aloe, Warburgia ugandensis and Vitex keniensis. Fruit trees such as Atrocarpus heterophyllus and Calodendron capense and plants of horticultural interest such as Draceana steudneri and Euphorbia spp. and many ornamental species.

No. of taxa: 450

Rare & Endangered plants: Threatened indigenous trees.

Special conservation collections: Trials on Mpingo.
Location: NAIROBI

Founded: 1990

Garden Name: Botanic Garden of the National Museums of Kenya

Address: P.O. Box 40658, NAIROBI.

Status: State

Herbarium: No

Ex situ Collections:

Succulents, orchids, palms, cycads, grass, climbers and trees. Maintains a seed bank with long-term storage capacity. Contains 17 accessions representing 6 species (1994 figures).



No. of taxa: Unknown

Rare & Endangered plants: Threatened and endangered endemic species including Saintpaulia, cycads, orchids.


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