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The digitization of plant specimens of NTU

Latest version published by TELDAP on May 23, 2020 TELDAP

Established in 1929, the Herbarium of the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is now over seventy years old, with a collection of over 260,000 specimens. Among its collection, specimens of Taiwan’s indigenous plants are the most numerous, representing at least 95% of species of vascular plants in Taiwan. In order to better utilize and manage the items in the NTU Herbarium (TAI), most of the specimens in the collection and the labels of each specimen have all undergone digitization, and have been incorporated into the Herbarium’s website for the sake of sustainable preservation and for purposes of academic research, as well as both specialized and general education. The digitization work is funded by Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (TELDAP).

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 119,366 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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Data as a DwC-A file download 119,366 records in English (5 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is TELDAP. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 29d56be4-2b76-4a05-887d-633a3c6a9a83.  TELDAP publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Taiwan Biodiversity Information Facility.


Plant; Specimen; Occurrence; TELDAP; Taiwan; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Chang-Fu Hsieh
College of Life Science, National Taiwan University No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road Taipei TAIWAN TW

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Chang-Fu Hsieh
College of Life Science, National Taiwan University No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road Taipei TAIWAN TW

Who filled in the metadata:

Kun-Chi Lai
Research Assistant
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 128 Sec 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist. Taipei TAIWAN TW

Who else was associated with the resource:

Kun-Chi Lai

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [21.75, 118.32], North East [26.3, 123.91]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1895-01-01 / 2012-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d2e12080-f1ca-11dd-b2d4-b8a03c50a862