Herbário LUA IIA
CitationNogueira J, Chicomba H, Bassimba D (2018). Herbário LUA IIA. Version 1.2. INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRONÓMICA - IIA. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/996zgc accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-03-21.
This dataset represents the Herbarium LUA from the Institutio de Investigação Agronónimica (IIA) located in Chianga, Huambo, Angola. The LUA Herbarium is estimated to host about 40.000 specimenes. During the Angola civil war, the herbarium was transported to Luanda (LUAI Herbarium) and more than 10 years after the war ended it was returned to Huambo where is has been stored and sorted again in the original herbarium room and is being digitized thanks to a GBIF - BID grant. Acording to Figuereido & Smith (2008) LUA is important as it holds duplicates of the Gossweiler collection and also of collections by Antunes and Dekindt, being the last two collectors materials deposited at B and used to describe several taxa, providing the holotypes of those names. During World War II a fire consumed the herbarium and many of these holo-types were destroyed but some duplicates (isotypes) may be found among the LUA collections.
The data available in this dataset do not represent the whole herbarium collection since this is a work in pogress. The dataset represents so far: - The orchidaceae familiy with 363 specimens that have been digitized, georreferenced and quality contolled. Other families are represented but due to lack of necessary human resources still need to go under a quality control process and taxonomic review as well as georreferenciation. This quality control process will be performed as soon as possible and the data file will be updated. These families are: - Rubiaceae with 2468 specimens - Leguminosae with 2135 - Poaceae with 1847 - Compositae with 1754 - Loranthaceae with 322 - Orobanchaceae with 266 - Meliaceae with 176 - Sapotaceae with 134 - Liliaceae with 102 - Arecaceae with 61 - Other less represented families such as Cupressaceae, Podocarpaceae, Welwitschiaceae, Gnetaceae, Zamiaceae, Composeae, among others. The Herbarium contains specimens mainly from Angola but some are from Portugal, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau, among other countries.
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