Suriana Botanic Conservation Gardens

The Folia malaysiana Research & Conservation project
Suriana Botanic Conservation Gardens
Balik Pulau, Penang, Malaysia

Suriana Botanic Conservation Gardens at Balik Pulau, Penang is a private botanic garden dedicated to plant research
and conservation of rare or endangered native flora, with a special interest in Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae. It is privately funded by Heritage Research Sdn Bhd, which also supports the work of Folia malaysiana in the ex situ propagation of selected plants collected under its botanical research programme, including many taxa newly described and some yet to be recognized. The gardens already has a seedbank and plantlets of many palm, ginger and other species (see current Index Seminum 2013*) available for exchange with other botanical establishments. Suriana also supports AdanA, a Temiar cooperative for the training and advancement of garden and fieldwork staff; AdanA is helmed by Azizan (Hamid) and other tribesmen, who have considerable field experience and knowledge of endangered species throughout the Peninsula. Suriana also provides land for an authentic Temiar village and a special herb garden.
The Director and Principal Researcher of the Folia malaysiana Research & Conservation Project is Datuk Seri Lim Chong
Keat, FASc, the Chairman of Suriana Sdn Bhd and Heritage Research Sdn Bhd, who is also the Publisher and Editor of the journal Folia malaysiana[e-mail:].
The Advisory Panel for the Gardens and the Project includes Professor Emeritus Dato' Dr Abdul Latiff, Tan Sri Dr Salleh
Md Nor, Sir Ghillean Prance, Lord Cranbrook, Mr Ali Ibrahim & Mr Lim In Chong.

Monochoria elata Bauhinia ferruginea Alpinia mutica Hedychium chrysoleucum Scaphochlamys kunstleri var speciosa Zingiber spectabile Etlingera littoralis Etlingera elatior Musa flava var berdiri

The gardens are open (especially to serious botanists and researchers) by appointment,
with voluntary contributions most welcome.
To contact +604-2274006 or email

Suriana Botanic Conservation Gardens
368 Titi Serong, Mukim 4, Balik Pulau, 11000 Penang. Tel: +604 227 4006 Email:

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