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Occurrence; Annonaceae; Cameroon; herbarium specimens; Specimen
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [1.582, 8.438], North East [13.411, 16.963]|
|Start Date / End Date||1861-01-01 / 2019-12-31|
Cameroon is at a floristic crossroad between the Upper (west Africa) and Lower Guinea (Congo Bassin) domains. This results in a very rich overall flora, especially for Annonaceae. To date about 165 species have been documented in Cameroon for Annonaceae. The aim of this project is to publish a check list and detailed descriptions of all species in Cameroon and undertake phytogeographical analyses of the family.
|Title||Flora of Cameroon - Annonaceae|
|Funding||Agence Nationale de la Recherche (grant number ANR-15- CE02-0002-01) European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No. 865787)|
|Study Area Description||Cameroon, Africa|
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Herbarium specimens collected between 1861 and 2019
|Quality Control||Taxonomically verified by Annonaceae specialists|
Method step description:
- A database of Annonaceae collections from Cameroon was generated in which we recorded collector number, location, coordinates, region and herbarium where the specimens are deposited. A collection represents a herbarium sample identified by having the same collector and number (when present). It may be composed of one or more specimens, and such duplicates can be deposited in different herbaria. We used several sources as primary data providers to build the database. The initial database was based on data extracted from the “Réseau Informatique des Herbiers d’Afrique” (RIHA). This database contains all specimens held in the Herbier National du Cameroun/National Herbarium of Cameroon. We extracted all Annonaceae from Cameroon. We then supplemented this database with other available databases: BRAHMS (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands); TROPICOS (Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, USA); Kew Database (Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, UK and other databases (T.L.P. Couvreur (IRD); V. Droissart (IRD); D.J. Harris (E); N. Kamdem (Université de Yaoundé I)). As much as possible specimens were checked in herbaria to confirm their identification. Thus, the database contains specimens that we have seen and confirmed, and others which we did not see. For genera with recent taxonomic revisions, determinations were updated (Chatrou 1998, Versteegh and Sosef 2007, Couvreur 2009, 2014, Botermans et al. 2011, Fero et al. 2014, Ghogue et al. 2017, Gosline et al. 2018, Johnson and Murray 2018). Collections of which at least one specimen was seen, are marked with () before the herbarium acronym(s) in the specimen citation section for each species. For specimens not seen or confirmed, the original identification was retained pending a name update if needed (synonym, new combination, etc.).
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried and pressed|