history of the bromeliarium, jardim botanico

For over 100 years, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens have housed a collection of bromelias among the plants in its assets. Leading botanists from the past were already co lecting these specieslor research: Brade, Santos Lima, Kuhiman, Pereira and Duarte, among others. In 1975, Dr. Raulino Reitz, a well-known specialist in bromeliads, at .that time director of the Botanical Gardens, opened the Ecological Bromeliarium at the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens. The same event witnessed the foundation of the Brazilian Bromelia Society, with Dr. Reitz elected president, and Dr. Lyman Smith (of the Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A.) honorary president.

In 1976, Dr. Felisberto Camargo, a specialist in the Ananas genus (pineapple), donated to the bromeliarium a collection of species of this genus, expanding the institution s collection. The files from this time record the existence of 148 species in the collection. The collection has been expanded by various scientifi expeditions, among which we may highlight those led by Dimitri Sucre and Gustavo Martinelli, through the Bromelia Project.

The Roberto Burle-Marx hothouse was opened in 1996 to house the collection and allow public visits. With the renovation supported by Amil, in 2006, the hothouse now contains the species of interest to visitors, gaining a special structure to receive the public. At present, the bromeliarium consists of some 10,000 examples, distributed in two large hothouseS and in beds. The main hothouse (Roberto Burle-Marx) contains examples from the Botanical Gardens OWfl collection and from Roberto Burle-Marx s este, along with donations made by private persons and examples obtained the development of scientific projects. In the hothouse we can enjoy species from various formations (from Amazonia, the Atlantic Forest, salt marshes and brush-land), as well as examples from Central and South America. The Dimitri Sucre hothouse contains the scientific collection of Bromeliads from the Brazilian Atlantic woodlands, with some 3,000 samples, destined to scientific research and presetation.

Direction Walk 0.02 km or 0 mins north west from last photo
Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
Info F 2.8 1/25 ISO 80 with Canon PowerShot G9
Keywords 2009, Afterfate, Aftersleep, Botanical Garden, Brazil, Flowers & Plants, Lazy Hiker, Longest Journey, Outdoor, Outdoor Photography, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Travel
Event Longest Journey In the morning, I strolled along the Jardim Botanico, rain turned the garden into Amazon, but sun finally triumphed at the end. Then I wasted my time in Planetario. Have a late lunch in Veggie Social Club. Then Walk along Ipanema Beach from Lebon to Ponta do Arpoador. Sitting on a rock, contemplating the zen of wave and the rhythm of ebbs... Spent half an hour in Copacabana. I ended the day with an evening walk around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. A beautiful evening, a beautiful walk, I was heavenly enlightened. The finale ended with a coconut drink, thus concluded my longest journey.
Continent South America Country Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro City Rio de Janeiro
Weather Sunny Temperature 32C
Day Rio - Ipanema Activity Jardim Botanico
Temp 7C Tour Tupiza Tour
Date 2009:11:13 11:30:53 Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot G9 Rating 3
Lens 7.4-44.4 mm Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 7.4 mm Exposure 1/25
F Number 2.8 ISO 80
White Bal. Manual Metering Multi-segment
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 3.04 m
Latitude -22.9673333333333 Longitude -43.2285
Altitude 5.820119858 m File Size 6.7 MB
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