Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin

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English Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin

The Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin (12.5 hectares) is a national conservatory and botanical garden located at 2, rue du Père Georges, Colimaçons, Saint-Leu, Réunion, France. It is open daily except Monday; an admission fee is charged.

The conservatory was established in 1986 as the Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de Mascarin on farmland belonging to the family of the Marquis Antoine Sosthène Armand de Châteauvieux, at an elevation of 500 meters on the leeward side of La Réunion. In 1993 it was given its current name as it became one of France's eight Conservatoires Botaniques Nationaux. In 1996 its mission changed focus from conservation within its gardens, and the cultivation and the propagation of rare and threatened plants endemic to La Réunion, to a primary emphasis on management and monitoring of species in their natural habitats.

The conservatory's ongoing projects include establishing plots in mid-elevation wet forests for long-term study of plant diversity and vegetation dynamics; field surveys to determine locations for rare endemics (such as the highly endangered Ruizia cordata and Carissa xylopicron; replanting the endangered Lomatophyllum macrum in situ; and seed germination studies of endemic plants including Hugonia serrata and Antirhea borbonica.

The conservatory's garden (3 hectares) contains about 4,000 plant species endemic to the Mascarene Islands, i.e., including Madagascar, Mauritius, and Rodrigues, as well as Réunion itself. It is organized into seven sections as follows:

Réunion collection - indigenous flora, including more than 50 endemic species.

Lontan plants - a historical collection of local agriculture, including coffee, spices, fruit trees, sugar cane, and geraniums.

Orchard - more than 50 fruit tree species.

Succulents - succulent plants and exotic cacti, including species from the Americas and Africa.

Palm trees - endemic and exotic palm trees.

Orchids - orchids.

Bamboo ravine - bamboos.

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Spanish Conservatorio botánico de las Mascareñas

El Conservatorio Botánico de las Mascareñas o en francés: Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin es un conservatorio botánico nacional francés, de unas 7 hectáreas de extensión, que se encuentra en la isla de La Reunión.

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French Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin

Le Conservatoire Botanique National & Centre Permanent d’Initiatives pour l'Environnement de Mascarin (CBN-CPIE Mascarin) est un conservatoire botanique national français installé dans les hauteurs de l'Ouest de La Réunion, précisément sur le territoire communal de Saint-Leu.

Situé au cœur d'un ancien domaine agricole créole aujourd'hui devenu Mascarin, Jardin Botanique de la Réunion géré par le Conseil départemental de la Réunion, le CBN-CPIE Mascarin a fêté ses 30 ans en 2016.

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Portuguese Conservatório Botânico das Mascarenhas

O Conservatório Botânico das Mascarenhas (em francês: Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin) é um jardim botânico com 7 hectares de área na ilha de Reunião, território francês no oceano Índico. A sua missão é a preservação de espécies botânicas das ilhas Mascarenhas e de Mayotte. Foi originalmente criado em 1986.

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