Latest version published by Test Organization #1 on Oct 26, 2018 Test Organization #1

The RAINBIO mega database contains high quality georeferenced occurrences of vascular plants from sub-Saharan tropical Africa. It is a compilation of thirteen public and non-public databases made available under the RAINBIO project funded by CESAB. The database was filtered, quality-checked and verified by the CESAB RAINBIO Consortium. The database holds 610 117 georeferenced occurrences for 25,356 species of vascular plants and 29,659 taxa (including subspecies and varieties), 3,158 genera and 273 families. The database follows the Darwin Core standard. The RAINBIO database is subject to be updated in the future.

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 614,022 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Multimedia 

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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Data as a DwC-A file download 614,022 records in English (15 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Noesgaard D (2017): RAINBIO. v1.4. Test Organisation #1. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.gbif.org/resource?r=rainbio&v=1.4


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Test Organization #1. 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: 63b85420-98c1-42bd-a9e6-884b44eddecd.  Test Organization #1 publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Secretariat.


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Daniel Noesgaard
Science Communications Coordinator

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Daniel Noesgaard
Science Communications Coordinator

Who filled in the metadata:

Daniel Noesgaard
Science Communications Coordinator

Who else was associated with the resource:

Geographic Coverage

Sub-Sarahan Tropical Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-31.653, -18.809], North East [15.792, 51.68]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Tracheophyta (Vascular plants)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1780-01-01 / 2015-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Funding RAINBIO was funded by the Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (FRB) through its associated CEntre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB).

The personnel involved in the project:

Daniel Noesgaard

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 63b85420-98c1-42bd-a9e6-884b44eddecd