Welcome to the Sulawesi Begonia Data Portal (SBDP).

The SBDP offers information about Begonia species found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. It presents data on 65 currently accepted species (11/01/2024), compiled by an international network of Begonia specialists. The primary goal is to facilitate the discovery and description of new Begonia species in this underexplored region.

The data portal is designed to engage naturalists, Begonia enthusiasts, and professional botanists by providing

- an up-to-date checklist of Sulawesi Begonia;
- species pages featuring detailed descriptions, distributional data and maps, images, and various other types of information (refer to the Classification section);
- tools for identification, such as 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.