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Apushpi (Non flowering plants)

(Aquatic Plant Conservatory and Nursery): Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), UK, has a very large collection of aquatic plants of India. These wetland plants are collected from different regions of the Country and are maintained in the Aquagene. The collections involve all Indian species of Nymphaea, Wolffia globosa, Trapa natans, Vallisneria spiralis, Nelumbo nucifera, Nuphar luteum, etc. In addition to the Aquagene, a natural breeding station for Nymphaea spp. is also maintained as’Sarovar’here. A scheme for establishing an “Aquatic Biopark” meant as the live gene bank of aquatics is also progressing at Malabar Botanical Garden, which is a Lead Garden of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, . The delicate aquatic plants which are at the threat of extinction in its original habitats are cultivated ex situ in the Aquatic Plant Conservatory. In addition to the RET species, genetic diversity of specified taxa with considerable endemism are also grown in the Conservatory. The delicate aquatic plants collected from far and wide are also displayed. 

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