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Ecological data in support of an analysis of Guinea-Bissau’s medicinal flora

  • Articles in non-SCI journals - international
  • May, 2016

Catarino, L., Havik, P., Indjai, B. & Romeiras, M.M. (2016) Ecological data in support of an analysis of Guinea-Bissau’s medicinal flora. Data in Brief, 7, 1078–1097. Doi:10.1016/j.dib.2016.03.077.

Summary:

This dataset presents an annotated list of medicinal plants used by local communities in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa), in a total of 218 species. Data was gathered by means of herbarium and bibliographic research, as well as fieldwork. Biological and ecological information is provided for each species, including in-country distribution, geographical range, growth form and main vegetation types. The dataset was used to prepare a paper on the medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau “Medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau: therapeutic applications, ethnic diversity and knowledge transfer” (Catarino et al., 2016) [1]. The table and figures provide a unique database for Guinea-Bissau in support of ethno-medical and ethno-pharmacological research, and their ecological dimensions.


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340916301858