University of Ghana - Ghana Herbarium
The Ghana Herbarium of the University of Ghana dataset contains over 85,000 records documenting herbarium sheets and their biodiversity information. 55% of the records are georeferenced by latitude and longitude. About 75% of the records deal with specimen found in Ghana. The collection also includes several type specimens. Many sub-collections are accommodated in this collection, assembled by an international suit of collectors such as A.A. Enti, C.D. Adams, C.W. Agyakwah, D.M. John, F.R. Irvine, G.K. Akpabla, G.W. Lawson, J.B. Hall, J. Jenik, J.K. Morton, J.M. Lock, M. Hossain and R. Rose-Inns.
Teaching and research support
The Ghana Herbarium is a centre of taxonomic research in Ghana and also provides services such as the identification and collection of plant materials for institutions and individuals. The herbarium's activities are guided by certain Ghanaian national strategies related to biodiversity management, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Date range: Jan 1, 1898 - Jan 1, 2012
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Jul 8, 2015
Jun 12, 2012
- Source webpage http://ipt.nlbif.nl/ipt/resour…
- UUID 97e31e98-b7db-485d-82ce-8fc7f3…
- GBIF Portal ID http://data.gbif.org/datasets/…