Prelude Medicinal Plants Database

Latest version published by Belgian Biodiversity Platform on 15 November 2012 Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Publication date:
15 November 2012

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A data base relating the use of traditional veterinaty and human medicinal plants in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of PRELUDE data bank is to summarize from about 1000 scientific publications the use of traditional medicinal plant devoted for traditional human medicine and traditional veterinary medicine. Medicinal uses of the plants (as well as other rich data: images, ...) is only available online at:

Data Records

The data in this checklist 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 2,263 records.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 49c5b4ac-e3bf-401b-94b1-c94a2ad5c8d6.  Belgian Biodiversity Platform publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Belgian Biodiversity Platform.


Nicolas Noe
  • User
IT Specialist
Belgian Biodiversity Platform
ULB Campus de la Plaine - Boulevard du triomphe
1050 Brussels
Jean Lehmann
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
Administrator of data bank
ULB Campus de la Plaine - Boulevard du triomphe
1050 Brussels
Nicolas Noe