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Central African Plants

Latest version published by Botanic Garden Meise on Mar 5, 2018 Botanic Garden Meise

Reference collections of plant material from Central Africa (DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi). Digitizing specimen information is the first crucial step in the realisation of a widely accessible ‘working list of known plant species’ for this region and is an important tool for repatriation of knowledge to the countries of origin. In this first stage, we focussed on three families: Rubiaceae, Balsaminaceae and Orchidaceae.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 23,300 records.

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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 23,300 records in English (1 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Botanic Garden Meise. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d8c58000-4a98-11de-a76e-b8a03c50a862.  Botanic Garden Meise publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Piet Stoffelen
Data Administrator
Botanic Garden Meise Bouchout Domain, Nieuwlaan 38 1860 Meise

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Piet Stoffelen
Data Administrator
Botanic Garden Meise Bouchout Domain, Nieuwlaan 38 1860 Meise

Who filled in the metadata:

Nicolas Noé
IT Expert
Belgian Biodiversity Platform Avenue Louise 231 1050 Brussels BE

Who else was associated with the resource:

Nicolas Noe

Geographic Coverage

DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi

Bounding Coordinates South West [-13.753, 11.777], North East [5.966, 31.157]

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d8c58000-4a98-11de-a76e-b8a03c50a862