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All herbarium specimens of grasses held at TAN herbarium

Latest version published by Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew on May 20, 2019 Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

This dataset contains specimen of Poaceae family held at the Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza. Those are related to specimen collected in Madagascar and the surrounding islands (La Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Juan de Nova, Europa Island, Glorioso islands, Mayottes) since 1841 to 2018. The basic data was provided by TAN herbarium. KMCC team have done the georeferencing of the old specimen by using the webs georeferencing tools and the gazetteer of Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) and KMCC. This publication is linked to the BID grasses project (BID-AF2017-0103-SMA) which is funded by GBIF through the European Union funding.

Data Records

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 5,146 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.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 5,146 records in English (313 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (14 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (11 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 9d68dae3-0851-4277-a7d5-ab997758a10d.  Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Madagascar.

Keywords

Occurrence; Grass; Poaceae; Specimen TAN; Madagascar; Comoros; La Reunion; Mauritius; Seychelles; Glorioso Islands; Europa Island; Juan de Nova; Mayotte; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Marie Linah Rabarivola
Database Manager/Botanist
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
https://teamkmcc.wordpress.com

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marie Linah Rabarivola
Database Manager/Botanist
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
https://teamkmcc.wordpress.com

Who filled in the metadata:

Velosoa Razafiniary
Database Officer
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
https://teamkmcc.wordpress.com
Henintsoa Razanajatovo
Database Officer
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo MG +261202242368
https://teamkmcc.wordpress.com
Solo Hery Rapanarivo
Head of the Flora Department
Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza B.P. 4096 101 Antananarivo MG +261 20 22 311 49
http://www.pbzt.recherche.gov.mg
Hélène Ralimanana
Team Manager
Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre Lot II J 131 B 101 Ambodivoanjo-Ivandry Antananarivo +261202242368
https://teamkmcc.wordpress.com
Maria Vorontsova
Research Leader (Grasses) | Comparative Plant & Fungal Biology
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew TW9 3AB Richmond Surrey GB +44 (0)20 8332 5022
http://www.kew.org/data/grassbase/index.html

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Solo Hery Rapanarivo
Head of the Flora Department
Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza B.P. 4096 101 Antananarivo MG +261 20 22 311 49
http://www.pbzt.recherche.gov.mg

Geographic Coverage

Madagascar and surrounding islands (La Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Juan de Nova, Europa Island, Glorioso islands, Mayottes)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-27.059, 37.617], North East [-3.601, 67.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

Poaceae of Madagascar and surrounding islands according to Poaceae specimen collections from TAN Herbarium

Family  Poaceae (Grass, Bozaka)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1841-2018

Project Data

Images of herbarium specimens were sent to Madagascar and full data transcription and georeferencing took place. Data from TAN and Dr Maria Vorontsova’s research were compiled in the grass database. A checklist of the species which are endemic , alien and/or native are extracted from the book by Jean Bosser (1969)

Title Alien, native and endemic grasses of Madagascar
Identifier BID-AF2017-0103-SMA
Funding This project is co-funded by the European Union, GBIF and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Study Area Description Grasses of Madagascar and the surrounding islands (sector AFM)
Design Description The objectives of this project were to digitize all Madagascar and surrounding islands grass specimens from Paris herbarium, making the updated identification of these specimens from Paris and also from the data of TAN herbarium and doing the georeferencing of specimens which are not yet have any coordinates information. Around 14000 data entries with high quality are published on GBIF portal with one checklist of the Madagascar grasses by using the data from Bosser researches. These data are published via the MadBIF IPT and an atlas of Madagascar grasses will be provided.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Helene Ralimanana
Curator
Maria Vorontsova
Publisher
Marie Linah Rabarivola
Content Provider
Henintsoa Razanajatovo
Content Provider
Velosoa Razafiniary
Programmer
Denis Filer
Content Provider
Marc Pignal
User
Solo Hery Rapanarivo
User
Vololoniaina Jeannoda

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Quality Control To ensure that the data to be transferred to GBIF portal has a high quality, the database manager has done weekly a double check of data quality from the database officers. The checked data were cleaned and standardised in a BRAHMS database.

Method step description:

  1. Merging of existing records from TAN herbarium in the Poaceae database, georeferencing of oldest specimen by using MBG and KMCC gazetteer and the webs georeferencing tools, updating of the scientific name by Dr Maria Vorontsova (Grass specialist), cleaning data, publishing

Bibliographic Citations

  1. http://www.geonames.org/
  2. http://www.getamap.org
  3. https://www.google.co.za/maps
  4. Gazetteer to Malagasy Botanical Collecting Localities http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/madagascar/gazetteer/
  5. BRAHMS database, Management of Natural History, University of Oxford https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 9d68dae3-0851-4277-a7d5-ab997758a10d
http://ipt.madbif.mg/resource?r=tan_collection