• JNTBGRI was found in 1979 with the objective of establishing a Conservatory Botanic Garden of tropical plant resources in general and of the country and the Kerala state in particular.

  • The largest in India, JNTBGRI Bambusetum spread out in an area of 6.59 hectares with 69 species and 1 variety under 15 genera in addition to 12 hybrids produced from the Institute.

  • The living collections of trees, bamboos, orchids, Medicinal Aromatic and spice plants are the largest in South Asia.

  • JNTBGRI initiated a programme on the conservation and popularisation of lesser-known fruit plants of Western Ghats as early as 1991.

  • Conservation and sustainable utilization of plant genetic resource of the country is the broad vision of JNTBGRI. The Indian flora constitutes approximately 45,000 species including 17,000 vascular plants.

Behind every monumental achievements there is a visionary: The saga of JNTBGRI also speaks the same story...
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History and

To make a comprehensive survey of the economic plant wealth of Kerala.To conserve, preserve and sustainably...
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Objectives and

Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Conservation Biology, Ethnomedicine and Ethnopharmacology
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