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Herbário LUA IIA


This dataset represents the Herbarium LUA from the Institutio de Investigação Agronónimica (IIA) located in Chianga, Huambo, Angola. The LUA Herbarium is estimated to host about 40.000 specimenes. During the Angola civil war, the herbarium was transported to Luanda (LUAI Herbarium) and more than 10 years after the war ended it was returned to Huambo where is has been stored and sorted again in the original herbarium room and is being digitized thanks to a GBIF - BID grant. Acording to Figuereido & Smith (2008) LUA is important as it holds duplicates of the Gossweiler collection and also of collections by Antunes and Dekindt, being the last two collectors materials deposited at B and used to describe several taxa, providing the holotypes of those names. During World War II a fire consumed the herbarium and many of these holo-types were destroyed but some duplicates (isotypes) may be found among the LUA collections. The data availiable in this dataset do not represent the whole herbarium collection since this is a work in pogress. The dataset represents so far: the orchidacea familiy with 363 specimens that have been digitized and quality contolled. The Herbarium contains specimens mainly from Angola but some are from Portugal, Cameroon, South Africa, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau.

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 364 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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 364 records in English (31 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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:

Nogueira J (2018): Herbário LUA IIA. v1.1. INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRONÓMICA - IIA. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRONÓMICA - IIA. 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: 39fe6a80-7ee0-48eb-8738-fa5874a06b29.  INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AGRONÓMICA - IIA publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


IIA; LUA; Herbarium; Angola; Specimen


Who created the resource:

João Nogueira

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Daniel Bassimba
Chefe de Departamento
IIA Chianga Huambo Huambo AO

Who filled in the metadata:

Daniel Bassimba

Who else was associated with the resource:

Daniel Bassimba

Geographic Coverage

Mainly Angola and some records of other African countries and Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [-29.83, -14.72], North East [38.9, 31.71]

Taxonomic Coverage


Kingdom  Plantae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1907-12-06 / 1973-11-19

Project Data

No Description available

Title Strengthening the institutional network in Angola to mobilize biodiversity data
Identifier BID-AF2015-0122-NAC

The personnel involved in the project:

David Elizalde

Additional Metadata

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