Gymnosperms, the group of primitive plants are represented in JNTBGRI with 40 species in 15 genera.
Gymnosperms, the group of primitive plants are represented in JNTBGRI with 40 species in 15 genera. The collection was initiated in 1987 with the support of Royal Botanic gardens, KEW, UK.
A unique attraction is the collection of Cycads (Living fossils). 16 species of cycads under 7 genera are represented in this collection. Almost all the cycads have produced cones in our collection. Besides, 24 species of conifers are also represented.
The endangered cycad, Cycas beddomei Dyer, the threatened and lone conifer of peninsular India, Podocarpus wallichianus Presl., The newly reported Cycas narthostii J. Schust, Australian cycad Bowenia serrulata (W. Bull) Cham. etc are the attractions of the Gymnosperm collection of the Garden.