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Florabank2: a grid-based database on distribution of bryophytes in the northern part of Belgium (Flanders and the Brussels Capital region)
Citation
Van Landuyt W, Brosens D, De Beer D (2023): Florabank2: a grid-based database on distribution of bryophytes in the northern part of Belgium (Flanders and the Brussels Capital region). v1.9. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.inbo.be/resource?r=florabank2-occurrences&v=1.9 https://doi.org/10.15468/385t22

Access data
Archived data
Availability: CC0 To the extent possible under law, the person who associated CC0 with this dataset has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this dataset.

Description
Florabank2 is a database that contains distributional data on the bryophytes of Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. It holds about Two hundred thousand records of mosses (Liverworths, Hornworths and Mosses), dating from 1800 till present. The database is an initiative of the Bryological and Lichenological Society of Flanders “Werkgroep Bryologie en Lichenologie” (www.mossenkorstmossen.be), the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO: www.inbo.be) and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium (www.br.fgov.be). Florabank aims at centralizing botanical distribution data gathered by both professional and amateur botanists and to make these data available to the benefit of nature conservation, policy and scientific research. more

The occurrence data contained in Florabank2 are extracted from checklists, literature and herbarium specimen information. Of survey lists, the locality name (verbatimLocality), species name, observation date and IFBL square code, the grid system used for plant mapping in Belgium (Van Rompaey 1943), is recorded. Analysis of herbarium specimens in the collection of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, the University of Ghent and the University of Liège provided interesting distribution knowledge concerning rare species, this information is also included in Florabank2.


All data in Florabank2 is georeferenced. Every record holds the decimal centroid coordinates of the IFBL square containing the observation. The uncertainty radius is the smallest circle possible covering the whole IFBL square, which can measure 1 Km² or 4 Km². Florabank is a work in progress and new occurrences are added as they become available; the dataset will be updated through GBIF on a regularly base.


Scope
Themes:
Biology > Plants
Keywords:
Terrestrial, Endemic species, Observation, Belgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium, Flanders, Bryophyta

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest [Marine Regions]
Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 1800 - 1 June 2022

Taxonomic coverage
Bryophyta [WoRMS]

Parameters
Distribution, Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator
Werkgroep Bryologie en Lichenologie (WBL), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2022-11-21
Information last updated: 2023-10-16
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