SANBI: Rare and Threatened Plants (Cape Floristic Region, 1864-2008)

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Publication date:
03 November 2017
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The Cape Floristic Region is one of the world's six floral kindoms, yet its phenomenal floral diversity is under extreme threat and more than 17 species have gone extinct in the past few decades. 72% of South Africa's threatened plants are found in this area. This resource contains 965 rare and threatened species.

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 2,116 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Raimondo D (2015): SANBI: Rare and Threatened Plants (Cape Floristic Region, 1864-2008). v1.1. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is South African National Biodiversity Institute. 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: b2cf1219-3804-451d-ad69-95f099569847.  South African National Biodiversity Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by South African Biodiversity Information Facility.


Occurrence; Red List; Threatened; Rare; Plants; Herbarium specimens; Bolus Herbarium; Observation


Domitilla Raimondo
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Project manager
Private Bag X101
0001 Pretoria
(012) 843 5282
Fhatani Ranwashe
  • Metadata Provider
Data Technician
Private Bag X7, Kirstenbosch
7735 Claremont
Western Cape
021 799 8738
Terry Tinder-Smith
  • User
Bolus Herbarium
Bolus Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Cape Town
7701 Rondebosch
Western Cape
(021) 650 2447

Geographic Coverage

Includes Namibia and South Africa

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.817, 15.75], North East [-19.65, 30.848]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1864-05-24 / 2008-11-24

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b2cf1219-3804-451d-ad69-95f099569847