This checklist contains all Poaceae species which occur in Madagascar according to the list in Jean Bosser’s book. Information on the endemic, native or alien status for the 306 species treated in this book as judged by the expert Jean Bosser are provided here. This publication is linked to the BID grasses project (BID-AF2017-0103-SMA) which is funded by GBIF through the European Union funding.
The data in this checklist 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 306 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: 0497a051-ccd6-4699-9bce-9170562cba65. 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.
Checklist; Poaceae; Madagascar; endemic; native; introduced; Globalspeciesdataset
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-26.116, 42.627], North East [-11.781, 51.152]|
Poaceae checklist from the Book by Jean Bosser, 1969
|Family||Poaceae (Grass, Bozaka)|
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|
|Funding||This project is co-funded by the European Union, GBIF and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew|
|Study Area Description||Grasses of Madagascar|
|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 were published on GBIF portal with one checklist of the Madagascar grasses by using the data from Bosser researches. These data were published via the MadBIF IPT and an atlas of Madagascar grasses was provided.|
The personnel involved in the project:
- Content Provider
- Principal Investigator
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|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:
- Extraction of all species from the book of Bosser, data cleaning in BRAHMS, publishing
- BRAHMS database, Management of Natural History, University of Oxford https://herbaria.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/
- Jean Bosser, 1969. Gaminées des pâturages et des cultures a Madagascar 435 p