LIVCOL : Database of living plant collections in the National Botanic Garden of Belgium
start on 1991_____
Research done at:
National Botanic Garden of Belgium (NPB)
= Jardin Botanique National de Belgique (JBN)
= Nationale Plantentuin van BelgiŽ (NPB)
Department of Living Plant Collections and Park
Domein van Bouchout
Phone: +32-(0)2-260.09.76 ---------- Fax: +32-(0)2-260.09.45
Official language: French and Dutch
more information on this research:
The National Botanic Garden of Belgium detains living plant collections of more than 25.000 accessions from 17.000 taxa or 14.000 species. This material is cultivated for research, conservation and educational purposes. In order to increase the efficiency of its management and to respond to the ever increasing demands for information, a computerized data is being developed.
The software used is PROGRESS, a fourth generation relational database management system. The structure allows to avoid redundancy and to assure the integrity of the information. Programmes are developed with a multi-user-friendly approach. The database is organized into some 53 files and 240 descriptors concerning identification, synonymy, source, origin, cultivation, seed production and distribution, herbarium specimens, photography, plant observations, ... It currently includes data on 41.000 accessions and 31.000 taxa.