Aquagene and Sarovar

Malabar Botanical Garden, a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International 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 here. The collections involve all Indain species of Nympheae, Wolffia globosa, Trapa natans, Vallisneria spiralis, Nelumbo species, Nyphar luteum, etc. In addition to the Aquagene, a natural breeding station for Nympheae species is alos maintained a “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, in Aquatic plant biodiversity