Herbarium specimens held at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

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This is a collection of preserved herbarium specimen held at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

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Onuminya T, Ogundipe O, Ajikah L (2023): Herbarium specimens held at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. v1.5. University of Lagos. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=pes_herbarium_specimens&v=1.5


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 397646fe-2a1f-4f1a-8c67-1640fde10d13.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Occurrence; Plant Specimen


Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Senior Lecturer
University of Lagos
Department of Botany University of Lagos
23401 Akoka
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
University of Lagos
Department of Botany, University of Lagos
23401 Akoka
Linus Ajikah
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
University of Witwatersrand
Evolutionary Studies Institute East Campus
+234 803 094 7570
Patrick Akwaji
  • Curator
University of Calabar
Department of Botany

Geographic Coverage

The Herbarium is located at the University of Calabar, Cross River state.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.763, 7.965], North East [5.211, 8.663]

Taxonomic Coverage

This covers mainly higher plants in the Division Tracheophyta.

Family Basellaceae, Bignoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Begoniaceae, Bixallaceae, Cleomaceae, Burseraceae, Commelinaceae, Combretaceae, Cyperaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Convulvulaceae, Dioscoreaceae, Fabaceae, Phyllanthaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1980-02-02 / 2018-08-10

Project Data

Mobilization of Nigerian Coastal Biodiversity Data for Publication to GBIF

Title Implementation of the Biodiversity Information and data System for Coastal Ecosystems in Nigeria - BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Identifier BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Funding GBIF-BID Grant
Study Area Description Cross river is located in the South-Southern Nigeria along the coast.
Design Description Data was mobilized from preserved herbarium voucher specimens within the University of Calabar Herbarium, Cross River State.

The personnel involved in the project:

Linus Ajikah
  • Point Of Contact
Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
Patrick Akwaji
  • Curator

Additional Metadata

Maintenance Description Error detected in the date of a specimen was corrected.
Alternative Identifiers 397646fe-2a1f-4f1a-8c67-1640fde10d13