University of Ghana - Ghana Herbarium

Occurrence dataset published by Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility (GhaBIF)

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Summary

Full Title

University of Ghana - Ghana Herbarium

Description

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.

Purpose

Teaching and research support

Additional Information

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).

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1898 - Jan 1, 2012

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Alex Asase
Node Manager GhaBIF
University of Ghana P.O. Box LG 55 Legon Ghana
Metadata author
NLBIF data administrator
NLBIF P.O. Box 93102 NL-1090 BC Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 5255496
Originator
Alex Asase
Node Manager GhaBIF
University of Ghana P.O. Box LG 55 Legon Ghana

doi:10.15468/l7b2zt

Published by

Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility (GhaBIF)

Publication Date

Apr 22, 2015

Registration Date

Jun 12, 2012

Hosted by

Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (NLBIF)

Served by

NLBIF IPT

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Metadata Documents

46,320 Georeferenced data

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Description

Ghana and surrounding Western African territories

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Publisher
Cees Hof
Node Manager
NLBIF P.O. Box 93102 NL-1090 BC Amsterdam Netherlands +31 20 5255496

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