Bryophyte collection

Latest version published by Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência on May 20, 2019 Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência

The Bryophyte Collection available through this resource includes more than 21 000 records of preserved specimens from Portugal maintained at the LISU Herbarium. It includes the vast majority of species cited for Portugal, from all regions in the country. However, there is some predominance of samples from Natural Parks, in particular from Serra da Estrela and Peneda-Gerês. The main collectors are F. Welwitsch, A.X Pereira Coutinho, C.N. Tavares, C. Sérgio, M. Sim-Sim and C. Garcia. The time frame includes records from 1840 to the present, although about 75% of specimens were collected after 1980. The total number of bryophyte specimens existing in the herbarium is about 70 000, and includes Madeira and Azores regions, and specimens from foreign countries. The digitising process is ongoing, which will result in new additions to this resource in the near 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 21,792 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:

National Museum of Natural History and Science, University of Lisbon. Bryophyte collection. Occurrence Dataset accessed via on 2018-02-28.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 85bb8376-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.


Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

GBIF Occurrence Download UTF-8 Darwin Core Archive


Who created the resource:

Cecília Sérgio
Manuela Sim-Sim

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Cecília Sérgio

Who filled in the metadata:

Cecília Sérgio

Geographic Coverage

Portugal mainland, Madeira Archipelago and Azores Archipelago

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.952, -32.344], North East [42.553, -5.889]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae
Phylum  Bryophyta,  Marchantiophyta,  Anthocerotophyta
Class  Bryopsida,  Jungermanniopsida,  Marchantiopsida,  Anthocerotopsida,  Andreaeopsida,  Hepaticopsida,  Sphagnopsida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1808-01-01 / 2019-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 10.15468/z4mrxe