.Seed Collection of the Ruhande Arboretum, Huye (UR-NHR-ARC)

Situated in Huye district, Southern Province, Ruhande Arboretum is a 200-hectare forest that was planted in 1933 on Ruhande hill and it surrounds the former National University of Rwanda (currently University of Rwanda (UR), Huye Campus. Established by the Belgians in 1934, this attractive and peaceful arboretum is a great place to learn about African flora while indulging in a bit of leafy shade. The living collection is made up of 148 deciduous species and 56 conifers, encompassing a mixture of exotic and indigenous species. It is also home to a number of animal species including monkeys, gazelles, birds, bats, and lots of insects.
Contact: Vedaste Minani (minaved2005@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: dcecb7b1-37b0-4163-8c95-e0072e8283bc
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Access Rights: Public Domain
National Herbarium of Rwanda
University of Rwanda
Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
P. O. Box 117
Huye, Southern Province   
25 078 857-6052
Collection Statistics
  • 222 specimen records
  • 128 (58%) georeferenced
  • 202 (91%) identified to species
  • 24 families
  • 50 genera
  • 118 species
  • 120 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics