National Herbarium of Suriname Historical Collection

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11 September 2023
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National Herbarium of Suriname Historical Collection

Data Records

The data in this occurrence 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 2,004 records.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kalpoe W, Zschuschen E (2023). National Herbarium of Suriname Historical Collection. Version 1.10. Test Organization #1. Occurrence dataset.


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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; Specimen


Weerin Kalpoe
  • Originator
National Herbarium of Suriname
Leysweg 86
0000 Paramaribo
Eliza Zschuschen
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
National Herbarium of Suriname
Leysweg 86
0000 Paramaribo

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [1.858, -58.14], North East [6.162, -53.723]

Taxonomic Coverage


Kingdom Plantae
Family Clusiaceae, Calophyllaceae, Ebenaceae, Rubiaceae, Bignoniaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Fabaceae, Myrtaceae, Orchidaceae, Chrysobalanaceae, Malpighiaceae, Loganiaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Melastomataceae, Mimosaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1903-12-28 / 1993-02-28

Project Data

The objectives of the project are: Set up the structures and infrastructure to achieve the data flow between the main data holding institutions Process and digitize data to be disseminated in a structural way to the SMIN Create a knowledge and information platform where data will be mobilized and integrated to promote environmental planning and policy-making nationally

Title Implementing biodiversity data flow on the national level by creating data structures between BBS, NZCS/CMO and NIMOS within the Suriname Environmental Information Network (SMIN)
Identifier BID-CA2020-008-USE
Funding EU funded project Co-funding will be provided by the UTSN (Uitvoeringsorganisatie Twinningfaciliteit Suriname-Nederland) project, implemented by the National Zoological Collection Suriname (NZCS/CMO) Co-funding provided by the Bioamazon project within ACTO (Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization) and implemented by NIMOS.
Study Area Description Collections of the National Herbarium of Suriname (BBS) and the National Zoological Collection Suriname (NZCS/CMO) Environmental data, namely mercury occurrences in fresh water areas in Suriname
Design Description Activities: Create workflow or process model for data mobilization to streamline the activities within the consortium Develop and manage databases at BBS, NZCS/CMO and NIMOS Evaluate protocols and interim reports according to the implementation plan. Results: Datasets with collections data and images, digitized and added to the databases at BBS, NZCS/CMO and NIMOS Databases at institutional level that are interoperable with national and regional databases The deliverables that will be evaluated include among others metadata for flora and fauna, data summary tables, and species distributions map products

The personnel involved in the project:

Eliza Zschuschen
  • Owner

Sampling Methods

Photographed the voucher data Digitization of herbarium vouchers

Study Extent Plant collection data
Quality Control Darwin Core Standard Data cleaning with Microsoft Excel Data cleaning with Open Refine

Method step description:

  1. Photographed the herbarium voucher Enter data from voucher labels into Excel spreadsheets Quality control Data hosting and publishing

Collection Data

Collection Name National Herbarium van Suriname Historical Collection
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Curatorial Units Between 1 and 2,004 Sheets

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 9f00e3e1-6767-4610-a299-92b7fbc55396