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Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bari

Natural sights
botanical garden

The Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bari (10,000 m²), also known as the Orto Botanico di Bari and Hortus Botanicus Barensis, is a botanical garden operated by the University of Bari, and located at via Orabona 4 I-70126 Bari, Apulia, Italy. It is open Monday through Friday mornings.

The garden was established in 1955, opened in 1960, and in 1964 doubled in size. The garden also contains a greenhouse (145 m²), and a herbarium with about 40,000 specimens. Today the garden collections include:

  • Aizoaceae - Lithops (about 60 taxa) and similar genera (Conophytum, Dinteranthus, and Gibbaeum).
  • Orchidaceae - 33 taxa from the districts of Puglia Gargano, Murgia North-West, Salento and Valle d'Itria. Genera include Aceras, Barlia, Cephalanthera, Dactylorhiza, Himantoglossum, Ophrys, Orchis, Platanthera, and Serapias.
  • Ornamental and useful plants - Collections of Cycadaceae, Leguminosae, and Musaceae. About 115 taxa of mainly Italian flora, including Grindelia robusta, Levisticum officinale, and Rumex acetosa.
  • Palmae - including Arecastrum romanzoffianum, Butia capitata, Chamaerops humilis, Erythea armata, Jubea chilensis, Livistona chinensis, Rhapis humilis, Sabal palmetto, Phoenix roebelenii, Phoenix dactylifera, Phoenix canariensis, Trachycarpus fortunei, and Washingtonia filifera.
  • Pugliesi plants - regional plants including Campanula garganica, Cistus clusii, and Viola graeca.

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