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Grasses of the Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI) Nigeria

Latest version published by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria on Oct 3, 2018 Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI) is a repository of about 101000 specimens of vascular plants and cryptograms mainly from all parts of Nigeria and some other parts of the world. Forest Herbarium Ibadan is located in Taxonomy Section of the Department of Forest Conservation and Protection at the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan. The sources of FHI materials are from Taxonomic activities such as collections during routine field exploration, flora projects and inventories. Other sources include specimens exchange from other herbaria (Nationally and Internationally), voucher specimen from scientists and research students and donations from private collectors. The objectives of FHI are to render Taxonomic services (Identification, Classification and Nomenclature), conserve and monitor the distribution and status of the flora of Nigeria through plant collection and botanical exploration of her regions and to encourage proper documentation of the flora. Today, FHI plays the role of a National herbarium in Nigeria. The dataset presently holds about 3159 records of grasses collected between 1905 – 2015, consisting of 81 Genera and 320 Species with 3159 images links.

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 3,159 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 3,159 records in English (300 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (21 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (12 KB)

Versions

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

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ugbogu O, Osiyemi O, Adeniji K, Okanlawo T, Soyewo T, Oyebola T, Chukwuma E, Aina S, Odewo A (2018): Grasses of the Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI) Nigeria. v1.1. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=plants_fhi_nigeria&v=1.0

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: beefc0e5-520f-446c-8d7a-2e1c35394144.  Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Grasses; Plants; Nigeria; Forest Herbarium Ibadan; Occurrence; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Omokafe Ugbogu
Director
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Kehinde Adeniji
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 7035081157
Tolulope Okanlawo
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 80181639776
Temitope Soyewo
Senior Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Temitope Oyebola
Senior Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8033504751
Emmanuel Chukwuma
Senior Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8060114367
Seyifunmi Aina
Research Officer II
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8109873896
Akiniyi Odewo
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8060147257

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876

Who filled in the metadata:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Publisher
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Principal Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8023626443
Distributor
Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT Engineer
GBIF France FR +33140798065

Geographic Coverage

Most of the specimens were collected from Nigeria. Few donated/exchange specimens came from other 23 African countries, Japan, the United States of America, Netherlands and Fiji

Bounding Coordinates South West [-36.598, -132.188], North East [59.534, 168.047]

Taxonomic Coverage

All vascular plants were identified to family or species. Examples of taxa are listed below

Genus  Panicum L.
Species  Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P.Beauv.,  Bambusa vulgaris Schrad.,  Beckeropsis uniseta (Nees) K.Schum.,  Digitaria horizontalis Willd.,  Eragrostis arenicola C.E.Hubb.,  Tristachya superba (De Not.) Schweinf. & Asch.,  Sporobolus pyramidalis Beauv.,  Panicum afzelii Sw.

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1905-2015

Project Data

The objective of this project is to initiate mobilization of biodiversity data from Nigerian data holders, custodians, and institutions, estimated to hold more than 700,000 data records related to plants and animals within protected areas and likewise invasive, threatened and endemic species. While educating biodiversity data stakeholders across Nigeria on the benefits of biodiversity data mobilization and sharing, the project will also disseminate and demonstrate best practices for digitizing natural history collections through training workshops and thereby mobilize biodiversity data from Nigeria. Project activities will be coordinated by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) and executed in collaboration with project partners at Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nasarawa State University, and University of Kansas. Through this project, previously undigitized data from herbarium/museum collections and species in the protected areas in each geo-ecological zone of Nigeria will be mobilized and shared through GBIF.org, complementing data that the Nigerian GBIF node is already mobilizing. In addition to helping policy makers prioritize conservation investments, the mobilized data will be used to identify potential habitats for threatened species, which in turn will aid park managers to focus long-term conservation efforts. The project is expected to increase capacity for biodiversity information management within the GBIF node in Nigeria.

Title Capacity Advancement for the Nigeria node of GBIF
Identifier BID-AF2017-0210-NAC
Funding The project was funded by European Union and GBIF. It was co funded by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University Awka and Nasarawa State University.
Study Area Description The project occurred in the six geoecological zones across Nigeria. The records mobilized are those of herbarium specimens, insect collections and animals in parks and protected areas across Nigeria.
Design Description In the research design, specimens were digitized directly into Darwin Core spreadsheet by project team. The data cleaning was done using OpenRefine software. In the process of digitization, Google Maps (GPS finder) was used for Georeferencing of localities on specimen’s records. Validation of taxonomic records was done using Global Names Resolver and other online resources. The goal of the research design is digitization of over 10000 biodiversity data and information on threatened species, invasive alien species and species in the protected areas in each geoecological zone in Nigeria

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Curator
Okedeji Okeyoyin
Curator
Joseph Onoja
Curator
Peter Nnabude
Curator
Zaccheaus Egbewole

Sampling Methods

Not applicable

Study Extent Not applicable
Quality Control Not applicable

Method step description:

  1. Not applicable

Collection Data

Collection Name Grasses collection of the Forest Herbariun Ibadan
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Curatorial Units Count 3,159 +/- 0 Herbarium specimen sheets

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Google Maps 2018 https://www.gps-coordinates.net/

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers beefc0e5-520f-446c-8d7a-2e1c35394144
http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=plants_fhi_nigeria