SULAWESI BEGONIA DATA PORTAL

Welcome to the Sulawesi Begonia Data Portal.

The SBDP provides information about Begonia species from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It features data on 52 currently accepted species (13/07/2019) compiled by an international network of Begonia specialists, and aims at facilitating the discovery and description of new Begonia species in this underexplored region.

The purpose of the data portal is to interest naturalists, Begonia enthusiasts and professional botanists by providing

- an up-to-date checklist of Sulawesi Begonia,

- species pages with descriptions, distributional data and maps, images and various other kinds of information (see Classification),

- means for identification including keys, descriptions and images.

Sulawesi map

Towards an online platform for Flora Malesiana

The Sulawesi Begonia Data Portal makes full use of the Common Data Model (CDM) Library, a central component of the Internet Platform for Cybertaxonomy being developed at the BGBM (EDIT workpackage 5). All taxon pages are created as dynamic webpages from the underlying data store. This database backbone and available bulk import and export functions are currently evaluated as basis for an online platform for the Flora Malesiana project. A data portal, providing data based on xml mark-up of more than 4,800 pages containing more than 4,150 taxon descriptions of published Flora Malesiana volumes, is currently under development: the Flora Malesiana Data Portal.