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Plant Diversity and Distribution on the Continental Cameroon Mountains

Última versión Publicado por Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), Cameroon en Oct 26, 2018 Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), Cameroon

This database is a combination of sets of Plant data made in the Continental Cameroon Mountains at Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve (RHFR), and Mbembe Forest Reserve (MFR) within 2011 to 2016. This preliminary database project will run from November 2017 to November 2018 and is implemented by Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG) Cameroon and Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas; USA in collaboration with the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Buea, under a project titled: Mobilization of Biodiversity Data Related to Protected Areas and Threatened Species in Western Cameroon. This project is controlled and managed under project number: BID-AF2017-0039-SMA of the Biodiversity Information for Development (BID) of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) with funds from the European Union (EU). At the Mbembe Forest Reserve, four one hectare plots were sampled at different vegetation types of semi-deciduous, grassland and woody savanna forest following the method of Condit 1998. Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude and elevation) were recorded at the four corners of each plot. Plots were selected based on physical and human factors like climate, altitude, slopes, and degree of forest used. Plot data was replicated independently and randomly using quadrants. Diameter of all trees and lianas in each plot ≥ 1 cm (10 mm) were recorded and specimens collected mostly for doubtful species. Specimens for well-known species were not collected. At Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve, 25 1-ha plots were sampled, with GPS coordinates of the four corners of each plot recorded to assure repeated plot locations in the future. Precise coordinates of each plot are available in tabular form at Plots were established following line transects of 500 m x 20 m, which were sub-divided into 25 quadrats of 20 m x 20 m each (Thomas et al., 2003). This was to facility data collection and to reduce error margin during data collections. In mountainous areas, plots were located strategically so that 25 quadrats of 20 x 20 m representing one-hectare fit within a particular sampling area. All trees and lianas within each plot with dbh ≥10 cm were measured with the help of a diameter tape, while in five nested plots of 10 m x 10 m, all trees and lianas with dbh ≤10 cm were measured with the aid of a caliper. Most species were identified in the field by two Botanists (Sainge Moses and Mambo Peter). Doubtful species were collected for further identification at the National Herbarium of Cameroon using other specimens in the herbarium, Botanists, floras, and monographs. The current database is based on physical specimen’s observations. A total of 23,427 occurrence records are presented in this first pass database, accounting to two classes, 39 orders, 83 families, 335 genera and 723 species. This database will be hosted by GBIF Cameroon and VERTNET, published by TroPEG Cameroon, and will be made available to Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) portal for visibility.


Los datos en este registros biológicos recurso han sido publicados como Archivo Darwin Core(DwC-A), el cual es un formato estándar para compartir datos de biodiversidad como un conjunto de una o más tablas de datos. La tabla de datos del core contiene 43,420 registros.

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¿Cómo referenciar?

Los usuarios deben citar este trabajo de la siguiente manera:

Sainge, NM, Ngoh, ML, and Peterson, AT (2018) Plant Diversity and Distribution on the the Continental Cameroon Mountains. Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), Cameroon.


Los usuarios deben respetar los siguientes derechos de uso:

El publicador y propietario de los derechos de este trabajo es Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), 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.

Registro GBIF

Este recurso ha sido registrado en GBIF con el siguiente UUID: 572a4f02-fae9-4052-a10d-03fecbeb18de.  Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), Cameroon publica este recurso, y está registrado en GBIF como un publicador de datos avalado por GBIF Cameroon.

Palabras Clave

Occurrence; Rumpi Hills; Mbembe Forest Reserve


¿Quién creó el recurso?:

Moses Sainge
TroPEG Box 18 237 Mundemba Southwest CM 677513599

¿Quién puede resolver dudas acerca del recurso?:

Moses Sainge
TroPEG Box 18 237 Mundemba Southwest CM 677513599

¿Quién documentó los metadatos?:

Moses Sainge
TroPEG Box 18 237 Mundemba Southwest CM 677513599

¿Quién más está asociado con el recurso?:

A. Townsend Peterson
Kansas University 1 Lawrence Kansas US 17858643926
GBIF France
IT support
GBIF France GBIF France - MNHN Géologie CP48, 43 rue Buffon 75005 Paris Île-de-France FR +33140798065

Cobertura Geográfica

Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon

Coordenadas límite Latitud Mínima Longitud Mínima [1.626, 8.481], Latitud Máxima Longitud Máxima [12.297, 16.304]

Cobertura Taxonómica

No hay descripción disponible

Reino  Plantae (Plants)

Cobertura Temporal

Fecha Inicial / Fecha Final 2011-01-05 / 2016-01-11

Datos del Proyecto

Containing several distinct ecoregions designated as part of a biodiversity hotspot, Western Cameroon is home to numerous endemic and threatened plant and animal species. Although the country has established several protected areas in the region, the process has taken place in the absence of data-driven prioritization analyses due to lack of biodiversity data resources on which to base decision-making. In this project, a team led by the Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG) will seek to bolster data mobilization efforts to assemble a representative and comprehensive database of the plants in the region, with which to characterize and document endemism and threatened status. Significant holdings of primary botanical data have so far been held by individual scientists who worked in the region over recent decades, and by institutions that have not facilitated access to data associated with the specimens that they hold. This wealth of information, based on decades of collecting efforts represents a major challenge, as data exists, but is unused in the analysis of western Cameroonian biodiversity. An example of unaccessible data is the The Limbe Botanical Garden Herbarium (SCA), the only herbarium in the region, with approximately 7,400 high-quality botanical specimens from crucial sites across western Cameroon. Established about 100 years, the herbarium has been out of use by researchers and students for more than a decade. TroPEG itself, currently the sole institution with concentrated efforts on the plant biodiversity of Western Cameroon holds more than 40,000 data records. This project will concentrate effort on mobilizing this data while providing detailed training to potential students and biodiversity data managers in capturing and improving biodiversity data.

Título Mobilization of Biodiversity Data Related to Protected Areas and Threatened Species in Western Cameroon
Identificador BID-AF2017-0039-SMA
Fuentes de Financiación Funded By European Union GBIF Co Funded By Tropical Plant Exploration Group (TroPEG), Cameroon

Personas asociadas al proyecto:

Punto de Contacto
Moses Sainge

Referencias Bibliográficas

  1. Harvey Y, Tchiengué B, Cheek M. 2010. The plants of Lebialem Highlands, Cameroon: A conservation checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, p. 170
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  3. Harvey Y, Pollard BJ, Darbyshire L, Onana JM, Cheek M. 2004. The plants of Bali Ngemba forest reserve. A conservation checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, p. 154
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  5. Hutchinson J, Dalziel JM. 1963. Flora of west tropical Africa. Volume II. Whitefriars Press. London, p. 544
  6. Onana JM. 2011. The vascular plants of Cameroon. A taxonomic check list with IUCN assessments. Flore du Cameroun 39. IRAD-National Herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé. p. 195
  7. Onana JM. 2013. Synopsis of endemic and rare vascular plants species of Cameroon. Flora of Cameroon 40. Ministry of scientific research and innovation (MINRESI). Yaoundé, p. 279
  8. Thomas DW, Kenfack D, Chuyong GB, Sainge MN, Losos E, Condit RS, Songwe NC. 2003. Tree species of southwestern Cameroon: tree distribution maps, diameter tables, and species documentation of the 50-hectare Korup Forest dynamics plot. Center for Tropical Forest Science of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Washington D.C, p. 247
  9. Vivien J, Fare JJ. 1985. Arbres des forêts denses d’Afrique Centrale. Ministère de la Coopération. Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique. Paris, p. 565.

Metadatos Adicionales

Identificadores Alternativos 572a4f02-fae9-4052-a10d-03fecbeb18de