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African Plants Portal


The African Plants Portal provides a unique access point to millions of primary biodiversity records of plants from African countries. This initiative springs from a grant by the National Science Foundation's program Advancing the Digitization of Biological Collections that aims to (1) digitize specimens and associated data of African collections deposited in herbaria in the United States, (2) georeference and improve those data, and (3) share them openly with the global science and conservation communities. You can read the full project description here.

The African Plants Portal is broader in scope and is open to participation by any institutions wishing to use this resource and/or contribute data. The ultimate goal of the portal is to enable an ever-expanding global storehouse of plant biodiversity data regarding Africa, to facilitate a new generation of analyses that will inform and illuminate the understanding and conservation of the continent's rich flora.