The Tsimbazaza Park was created in August 29th, 1925 in the city of Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar. Initially it was named the "Botanical Garden of Tananarive" consisting of thematic areas. In 1935, the construction of animal cages and breeding in captivity began. His name has changed "Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tananarive". In 1947, it was the only "National Research Center" in Madagascar and worked in collaboration with the Overseas Scientific and Technical Research Office (ORSTOM). In 1993 after having its status, it took the name "Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (PBZT)" until today and under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. It is made up of four departments: Fauna, Flora, Environmental Conservation Education and finally Administrative and Financial.
The TAN Herbarium belongs to the Flora Department, particularly at the Herbarium Division. It is one of the three national reference Herbaria existing in Madagascar. The Herbarium Room was created around 1950. The first extension, funded by the Winslow Foundation with the help of the Missouri Botanical Garden, was made in 2004. Currently, it is the largest herbarium of the western Indian Ocean. The TAN herbarium consists of three rooms and two storage rooms. It contains Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, Ferns, Mosses and some species of Lichen. The oldest known collection is dated from 1831. The total number of herbarium specimens to be conserved is estimated to 258,000 of which 200,000 are mounted with 177,000 classified in the cabinets and 23,000 unclassified and the remaining 50,000 are unmounted. Currently 850 type specimens were recorded. The Herbarium TAN is one of the largest places that conserves the biodiversity of Madagascar. It is a laboratory where researchers and students draw information for their work. Each year, there are at least twenty students doing their internships.
This part will concern the Sapotaceae family.
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 382 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.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Ranaivo J, Letsara R (2019): Specimen references on the Sapotaceae family held by the TAN Herbarium. v1.3. Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.). Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.madbif.mg/resource?r=tan_sapotaceae&v=1.3
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bddfce7e-8a19-4ee3-825c-b3d6e9e2220d. Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza (P.B.Z.T.) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Madagascar.
Sapotaceae; occurrence; biodiversity; Specimen
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The specimens were collected mainly from Madagascar and the surrounding islands
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-26, 42], North East [-11, 51]|
This data concerns all existing Genus in the Sapotaceae family in Madagascar.
The digitizing of the plant reference specimens of TAN Herbarium was initiated during SEP-CEPDEC 1, the BID program allowed to continue the digitization of some threatened and invasive species (https://www.gbif.org/project/82750/capacity-building-and-biodiversity-data-mobilization-for-conservation-and-policy-in-africa.)
|Title||Mobilization of reference specimens data on the Sapotaceae family at TAN herbarium|
|Funding||The digitization of this family has been possible thanks to the European Union funding through the BID program coordinated by GBIF.|
|Study Area Description||Invasive alien species and endangered species were the two first of the eight priority areas defined by the ACM in each WP 2015 - 2016. In this regards the consortium retained eight families of each category for the project. The Sapotaceae family was choosen by the consortium as one of the priority family of the threatened species.|
|Design Description||Invasive alien species and endangered species were the two first of the eight priority areas defined by the ACM in each WP 2015 - 2016. In this regards the consortium retained eight families of each category for the project. The Sapotaceae family was choosen by the consortium as one of the priority family of the threatened species.|
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All the specimens are systematically recorded
|Study Extent||This digitization concerns all Sapotaceae specimens mainly collected in Madagascar and conserved at the TAN Herbarium.|
Method step description:
- The digitization was done by the PBZT staff who performed as well nomenclatural checking using APNI. Further quality checking was carried out by MadBIF staff who formated also the data to DwC. The scientific names were submitted to TNRS application and those which were not fully validated were checked with Catalogue of life, Tropicos and Plantlist. When any of these databases do not validate the given lowermost taxonomic rank scientific name, we adopt the rank of the lowermost validated name as taxonRank, however, we keep the given identification name.
|Collection Name||Vascular plants at TAN|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|