Checklist of some rattans and raphia of Cameroon

Latest version published by IUCN, Cameroon on Jan 29, 2019 IUCN, Cameroon

Checklist of some Rattan and Raffia species in Cameroon (dry specimens)

Data Records

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 29 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Taxon (core)
  • Distribution 

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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Data as a DwC-A file download 29 records in English (4 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Green Connexion & IUCN, 2018. Checklist of some rattans and Raphia of Cameroon. After the project BID-AF2017-01113-NAC.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is IUCN, Cameroon. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 22e8893c-a8e2-4898-8684-9ae74cff4126.  IUCN, Cameroon publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Rattans; Raphia; plants; Cameroon; Calamus; Eremospatha; Laccosperma; Ancistrophyllum; Oncocalamus; Calamus; Raphia; Sagus


Who created the resource:

Jean-Paul Ghogue
Senior Researcher
Green Connexion Yaoundé Center CM 237672570272
Ngansop T. Marlène
Green Connexion Yaoundé Center CM 237675365351
Aser Bruno Kenmoe
Green Connexion Yaoundé CM 237670750921

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Project Manager
IUCN Yaoundé Centre CM 237696611405

Who filled in the metadata:

Project Manager
IUCN Yaoundé Center 237696611405

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Project Manager
IUCN Yaoundé Center CM 237696611405

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [1.143, 8.306], North East [13.154, 16.479]

Taxonomic Coverage

This daset represents 29 taxa (specific and infraspecific level) of some rattans and Raphia of Cameroon, representing 23 accepted names and 06 synonyms. The checklist has been systematically revised using mostly the database for the flowering plants of tropical Africa of the Conservatoire et Jardin botanique de la ville Génève ( and Tropicos (

Kingdom  Plantea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2018-10-01 / 2018-12-16

Project Data

The project aim to (i) increase national capacity for biodiversity information management in Cameroon and (ii) establish national biodiversity information facilities, including national information management infrastructure and nodal structure in Cameroon. Immediate result is that data on species in Cameroon are made freely accessible online via, and via national channels for local stakeholders, contributing to increase accessibility of data on species in Africa. The expected impact is an improved status of the sustainable development goals in Cameroon.

Title Developing an Accessible Biodiversity Information System for Sustainable Development in Cameroon
Identifier BID-AF2017-0113-NAC
Funding UE-UICN
Study Area Description Cameroon
Design Description Publication of some data as checklist data for rattans and raohia species in Cameroon

The personnel involved in the project:

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