Checklist of flowering plants of the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Latest version published by The Mauritius Herbarium on Jan 28, 2019 The Mauritius Herbarium

This dataset is the checklist of the native flowering species of the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. This checklist is prepared by The Mauritius Herbarium, using information from the ‘Flore des Mascareignes’and newer published literature. It lists the valid name of recognised native flowering species following APG IV (2016). It includes possible native species - those species that include Mauritius in their range of distribution and are known not to have been introduced. Next versions are going to include vernacular names, known synonyms used in the Mascarenes and origin (endemic, native, probably native), and source (publication citation). This first version of this checklist is a step towards a comprehensive updated and curated list of the native flowering plants species of the island of Mauritius. The most recent flora of Mauritius is being published under the collaboration of Mauritius, France and the UK, under series ‘Flore des Mascareignes”. The first volume of the series was published in 1976, with three volumes in preparation (Poaceae and Cyperaceae that are expected soon, and Orchidaceae). It is expected that an update and curated list will support the scientific community, the Mauritius Government and also the general public. Mauritius has one of the most threatened flora in the world, therefore good quality information is essential to decision makers and conservationist. This databasing effort has been funded by BID Africa Call 2017, grant BID-AF2017-SMA_0316 (https://www.gbif.org/project/aRCxBBF1BYU2C0us62ea4/getting-the-plants-to-all-dissemination-of-information-from-the-collection-of-the-mauritius-herbarium.)

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 695 records.

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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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Baider C (2018): Checklist of flowering plants of the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean. v1.1. The Mauritius Herbarium. Dataset/Checklist. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=checklist_mau&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is The Mauritius Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 649fb99c-5bb1-4a3b-83df-7f9b3fe4dca6.  The Mauritius Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.

Keywords

Checklist; Angiosperms; Magnoliophyta; Basal angiosperms; Core angiosperms; Mauritius

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Claudia Baider

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Claudia Baider

Who filled in the metadata:

Claudia Baider

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Claudia Baider

Geographic Coverage

Mauritius mainland and islets around

Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.531, 57.301], North East [-19.811, 57.814]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1753-01-01 / 2018-01-01

Project Data

This dataset is the checklist of the native flowering species of the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean.

Title Checklist of flowering plants of the Republic of Mauritius
Identifier BID-AF2017-0316-SMA
Funding BID Africa Call 2017, grant BID-AF2017-0316-SMA (https://www.gbif.org/project/aRCxBBF1BYU2C0us62ea4/getting-the-plants-to-all-dissemination-of-information-from-the-collection-of-the-mauritius-herbarium.)
Study Area Description Mauritius
Design Description Native flowering plants of the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean.

The personnel involved in the project:

Sampling Methods

Information for include a species as native is sampled manually from the Flore des Mascareignes (Bosser et al 1976-onwards) and newer publications. Other sources as previous floras of Mauritius (Bojer 1837 and Baker 1877), unpublished monographs (e.g. Cyperaceae by RE Vaughan 1932), monographs and other scientific literature are also used. The database is constructed in BRAHMS v7.

Study Extent Recorded native flowering plants of the island of Mauritius
Quality Control Taxon name and authority derived from the Flore des Mascareignes (Bosser et al 1976-onwards) were validated against Tropicos (http://www.tropicos.org), IPNI (http://www.ipni.org), GBIF (http://www.gbif.org/), WCSP (http://wcsp.science.kew.org/) or recent scientific publications.

Method step description:

  1. After selecting a native species using literature cited above, its name and authority is stored in BRAHMS. Taxon name and authority are than validated using multiple online resources as specified above.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Baker JG (1877) Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles: a description of the flowering plants and ferns on those islands. London, L. Reeve and Co. Bojer W (1837) Hortus Mauritianus: ou énumération des plantes, exotiques et indigènes, qui croissent à l’Ile Maurice, disposées d’aprés la méthode naturelle. Mauritius, Imprimerie d’Aimé Mamarot et Compagnie. Bosser J, Cadet T, Guého J and Marais W (1976-onwards) Flore des Mascareignes: La Réunion, Maurice, Rodrigues. 26 vols. Mauritius, Francce, MSIRI/Kew/ORSTOM-IRD.

Additional Metadata

Next versions are going to include vernacular names, known synonyms used in the Mascarenes and origin (endemic, native, probably native), and source (publication citation).

Alternative Identifiers 649fb99c-5bb1-4a3b-83df-7f9b3fe4dca6
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