Introduced and invasive species of Burkina Faso

The list of introduced and invasive species has been extracted from information on distribution and origin of the species as documented in the Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso (Thiombiano, Schmidt et al. 2012) and combined with occurrence records from the West African Vegetation Database (Janssen et al. 2011, Schmidt et al. 2012) to give a measure of frequency. All species with less than 5 records have been omitted, as they were considered not to be sufficiently established. Many of these species are weedy, often found in disturbed sites, such as roadsides, segetal or ruderal habitats and the most frequent ones can well be considered invasive.

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Dataset DOI: doi:10.12761/sgn.2015.8

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Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description Burkina Faso
Bounding coordinates
North: 9.0
West: -6.0
East: 2.0
South: 15.0
Temporal coverage
Timestep 2014
Taxonomic coverage
Subkingdom Embryophyta
Other info
Last Updated March 10, 2021, 15:16 (UTC)
Created December 17, 2020, 15:18 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Marco Schmidt
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg / UNDESERT project


Name Marco Schmidt
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg / UNDESERT project

Associated party
Name Marco Schmidt

Metadata provider
Name Marco Schmidt

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