The checklist of alien seed plants of D.R. Congo, based on evidence from herbarium collections

Versão mais recente published by Meise Botanic Garden on jun 2, 2022 Meise Botanic Garden
Publication date:
2 de Junho de 2022
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The “checklist of alien seed plants of D.R. Congo, based on evidence from herbarium collections” is a species checklist dataset published by the Botanic Garden Meise. It contains information on 436 alien plant species occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, based on evidence from herbarium collections (Bordar & Meerts 2022). The plant species were registered between 1869 and 2017. Here it is published as a standardized Darwin Core Archive and includes for each species: the scientific name, kingdom, family and stable taxon identifier (in the taxon core), the year of first introduction and last assessment in Congo and the degree of establishment (in the distribution extension) and the native range and life form (in the description extension). Issues with the dataset can be reported at

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via

Registros de Dados

Os dados deste recurso de checklist foram publicados como um Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), que é o formato padronizado para compartilhamento de dados de biodiversidade como um conjunto de uma ou mais tabelas de dados. A tabela de dados do núcleo contém 436 registros.

Também existem 2 tabelas de dados de extensão. Um registro de extensão fornece informações adicionais sobre um registro do núcleo. O número de registros em cada tabela de dados de extensão é ilustrado abaixo.

Taxon (core)

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


A tabela abaixo mostra apenas versões de recursos que são publicamente acessíveis.

Como citar

Pesquisadores deveriam citar esta obra da seguinte maneira:

Meerts P, Bordbar F, Reyserhove L (2022): The checklist of alien seed plants of D.R. Congo, based on evidence from herbarium collections. v1.1. Meise Botanic Garden. Dataset/Checklist.


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O editor e o detentor dos direitos deste trabalho é Meise Botanic Garden. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

Este recurso foi registrado no GBIF e atribuído ao seguinte GBIF UUID: f1b442bd-a9b8-4763-a178-95195aa349e7.  Meise Botanic Garden publica este recurso, e está registrado no GBIF como um publicador de dados aprovado por Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Checklist; Inventorythematic; Checklist; alien species; Congo; casual; naturalised; invasive; herbarium; tropical forest


Pierre Meerts
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Botanic Garden Meise
Farzaneh Bordbar
  • Originador
University of Brussels
Lien Reyserhove
  • Originador
Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
Lien Reyershove

Cobertura Geográfica

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R. Congo), see (Bordar & Meerts 2022) for more details.

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [-13,411, 12,129], Norte Leste [5,178, 31,113]

Cobertura Taxonômica

The checklist comprises 436 alien species i.e., 189 (43%) casuals, 247 (57%) naturalised of which 80 (18% of aliens) are invasive. See (Bordar & Meerts 2022) for more details.

Reino Plantae (plants)

Cobertura Temporal

Data Inicial / Data final 1869-01-01 / 2017-12-31

Métodos de Amostragem

A first list has been compiled from extensive literature search, and other databases. All entries in this list have been checked for presence in herbarium collections, and all identifications have been checked on herbarium specimens. Species collected only in cultivation (based on herbarium specimen labels) have been filtered out. For further details on methodology, see Bordbar & Meerts (2022).

Área de Estudo Alien seed plant species occurring outside of cultivation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with at least one record in scientific collections (1869--2019).
Controle de Qualidade The data is based on material evidence in herbarium collections.

Descrição dos passos do método:

  1. The source data for this standardized sampling event dataset is published as supplementary materials to Bordar & Meerts (2022) and is uploaded to the Github repository of this dataset:
  2. An Rmarkdown script was developed to transform the data to a Darwin Core dataset. This mapping script was uploaded to the Github repository and includes the following steps:
  3. Perform some basic cleaning of the raw data.
  4. Generate stable and unique identifiers for each taxon (taxonID).
  5. Create a taxon core file (
  6. Create a distribution extension (
  7. Create a description extension (

Citações bibliográficas

  1. Bordbar F. & Meerts P. (2022) in Biological Invasions 24(4): 939-954.

Metadados Adicionais