Species plots from the Norwegian Vegetation Mapping Programme

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4 December 2019
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As an integrated part of an on-going survey programme for vegetation mapping, plant species have been recorded. This dataset contains 18 521 registrations of plants from 1190 different circular plots throughout Norway. All species localities are georeferenced, the spatial uncertainty is provided, and additional ecological information is reported.

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 18,521 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1daaaa9b-f637-4d6a-84d4-d8038d4c71aa.  Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Norway.


Occurrence; Observation


Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Anders Bryn
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Geographic Coverage

This dataset is part of a national Norwegian survey vegetation mapping including vegetation observations from more than 1100 localities, and almost 800 places across Norway.

Bounding Coordinates South West [57.4, 2.3], North East [71.25, 32.5]

Taxonomic Coverage

This dataset includes occurrence data from 96 families, 254 genera, and 478 species (489 taxa).

Family Adiantaceae, Adoxaceae, Amaranthaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Amblystegiaceae, Antheliaceae, Apiaceae, Asparagaceae, Aspleniaceae, Asteraceae, Asterales, Aulacomniaceae, Balsaminaceae, Betulaceae, Blechnaceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Campanulaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Caryophyllales, Celastraceae, Cladoniaceae, Climaciaceae, Cornaceae, Crassulaceae, Cupressaceae, Cyperaceae, Dennstaedtiaceae, Diapensiaceae, Dicranaceae, Droseraceae, Dryopteridaceae, Equisetaceae, Ericaceae, Fabaceae, Fagaceae, Gentianaceae, Geraniaceae, Grimmiaceae, Grossulariaceae, Hylocomiaceae, Hypericaceae, Icmadophilaceae, Juncaceae, Juncaginaceae, Lamiaceae, Lentibulariaceae, Liliaceae, Linaceae, Lophoziaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Malpighiales, Meesiaceae, Melanthiaceae, Menyanthaceae, Montiaceae, Myricaceae, Nartheciaceae, Nephromataceae, Onagraceae, Ophioglossaceae, Orchidaceae, Orobanchaceae, Oxalidaceae, Parmeliaceae, Peltigeraceae, Pertusariaceae, Pinaceae, Plagiotheciaceae, Plantaginaceae, Poaceae, Poales, Polemoniaceae, Polygalaceae, Polygonaceae, Polypodiaceae, Primulaceae, Ptilidiaceae, Ranunculaceae, Ranunculales, Rhamnaceae, Rosaceae, Rosales, Rubiaceae, Salicaceae, Saxifragaceae, Selaginellaceae, Sphaerophoraceae, Sphagnaceae, Tamaricaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Tofieldiaceae, Urticaceae, Violaceae, Woodsiaceae

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1991-current

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Bryn, A., Kristoffersen, H.-P., Angeloff, M., Nystuen, I., Aune-Lundberg, L., Endresen, D., … Rekdal, Y. (2015). Location of plant species in Norway gathered as a part of a survey vegetation mapping programme. Data in Brief, 5, 589–594. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.014 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2015.10.014

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1daaaa9b-f637-4d6a-84d4-d8038d4c71aa