Data on medicinal plants of Benin

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These occurrence data were encoded from the inventory works carried out by 5 students at the end of their training at the University of Abomey-Calavi

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Togni Y. and Ganglo C. J., 2017. Data on medicinal plants of Benin


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bfd83b14-c0d7-4646-a9e0-d0a7a37d0a98.  Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.


Occurrence; Morinda; Sarcocephalus; Zanthoxylum; Antidesma; Flueggea


Yolande TOGNI
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Assistant reasercher
Laboratory of Forest Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi
229 Cotonou
Jean Ganglo
  • Principal Investigator
GBIF Benin
229 Calavi

Geographic Coverage

These occurrence data were encoded from the inventory works carried out by 5 students at the end of their training at the University of Abomey-Calavi

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.52, 1.2], North East [10.57, 2.6]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom Plantae (Plantes)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-04-24 / 2016-12-20

Project Data

This project mobilizes data about medicinal plants and multipurpose agroforestry plant species in Benin, strengthening the national network’s capacity and promoting the use of these data in biodiversity conservation. To achieve this, priority medicinal plants known to treat malaria and important agroforestry species in use in the country are being identified, and workshops on data mobilization and data use are organized. Over 59,000 data records will be published through and the GBIF Benin portal. Relevant data held in collections in France, Netherlands and Belgium are also being gathered and will be published. The project maps the distribution of targeted species and will suggest conservation strategies to policy makers during workshops on the conservation and sustainable use of these species

Title Capacity building and biodiversity data mobilization to address health and food security priorities in Benin
Identifier BID-AF2015-0065-NAC
Funding The funding of this project is generously provided by European Union in the framework of Biodiversity Information for Development program managed by GBIF Secretariat
Study Area Description The data digitized and published in the framework of this project are gathered throughout the whole country on the targeted species
Design Description The design is detailed according to the objectives of the project 1) Establish and strengthen national biodiversity information facilities; to achieve this, we will identify priority medicinal plants renowned in healing malaria and priority multipurpose agroforestry plant species used by Beninese. We will organize workshops to capacitate partners to enable them mobilize and use data. We will also digitize, and publish Benin data deposited in France, Netherlands, and Belgium. 2) Increase available biodiversity data, within and beyond the grant period by providing technical and financial assistance to partner institutions to help them digitize their data. Data mobilized and checklists will be published through GBIF and GBIF Benin portals. 3) Apply biodiversity data in response to national priorities by achieving distribution maps and ecological niche models of the targeted species; we will suggest strategies to conserve and use species and make conclusions on how relevant protected areas are today and in the future with respect to biodiversity conservation and make adequate suggestions to increase their efficiency in protecting biodiversity. Finally, communications and outreach will be elaborated and broadcasted via diverse media to demonstrate to policy and decision makers the value chain: data → knowledge → applications.

The personnel involved in the project:

Jean Cossi GANGLO
  • Principal Investigator

Bibliographic Citations

  1. ADJAKPA J., 2008. Flore ligneuse du Bas-Delta de l'Ouémé dans le Sud Bénin. J. Sci.Vol. 8, N° 4 (2008) TOGNI Y., 2011. Usages des ressources végétales de la commune de Dangbo. Mémoire d'Ingénieur. EPAC/UAC. 54p SAHGUI E., 2015. Diversité des produits forestiers non ligneux dans le village de Niaouli (commune de Allada). Mémoire de maîtrise FLASH/DGAT/UAC. 106p +annexes IDRISSOU G., 2012. Inventaire, caractérisation et modes de gestion de quelques produits forestiers non ligneux dans le bassin versant de la Donga. Mémoire de maîtrise/ FLASH/DGAT/UAC. 70p TOGNI Y. & HOUNKPONOU. F,2016. Diversité des produits forestiers non ligneux dans la commune de Toucountouna. Données d'inventaire.

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