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.
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 85,277 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.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 97e31e98-b7db-485d-82ce-8fc7f3c37552. Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility (GhaBIF) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ghana Biodiversity Information Facility.
Ghana; University; Herbarium; Department of Botany; West Africa; Types; Occurrence
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Ghana and surrounding Western African territories
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [4.54, -3.76], North East [12.16, 1.5]|
No Description available
|Start Date / End Date||1898-01-01 / 2012-01-01|
|Parent Collection Identifier||n/a|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|
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).
|Purpose||Teaching and research support|