Bryophytes of the Fiji Islands

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30 June 2023
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This dataset consists of occurrence records of moss and liverwort specimens housed at the South Pacific Regional Herbarium (SUVA), in Suva, Fiji. They are duplicate specimens collected mainly by visiting bryologists, Dr. Allan Fife, Dr. Matt Renner, and Dr. D. H. Norris on separate collecting events. Their field work was supported by local expertise from the South Pacific Regional Herbarium, the Ministry of Forestry, and local field guides.

Specimen collections were done on various localities on the islands of Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Kadavu, and Taveuni, from coastal vegetation to cloud forests, in an effort to document and improve scientific knowledge of bryophyte diversity in Fiji.

Data mobilization is supported by the BID Pacific project "Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji" (BID-PA-2020-006-NAC).

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 586 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tabua M (2023). Bryophytes of the Fiji Islands. Version 1.2. South Pacific Regional Herbarium. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=suva_bryo&v=1.2


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The publisher and rights holder of this work is South Pacific Regional Herbarium. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC 4.0) License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d7aa30e1-de36-4b10-9ba8-1c41c7304dca.  South Pacific Regional Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by VertNet.


Occurrence; Specimen


Mereia Tabua
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Bryophyte Specialist
South Pacific Regional Herbarium
The University of the South Pacific
Kelly Brown

Geographic Coverage

The Fiji islands.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-19.477, 175.869], North East [-15.199, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Records from the Class Anthocerotopsida, Bryopsida and Jungermanniopsida.

Class Anthocerotopsida, Bryopsida, Jungermanniopsida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1974-01-01 / 2011-12-31

Project Data

The main objective of our project is to mobilize natural history collection data housed in both government and non-government institutions in Fiji. These include collections held at the South Pacific Regional Herbarium and the Discipline of Marine Studies, both located at the University of the South Pacific and the Fijian Ministries of Forestry and Agriculture.

Title Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji
Identifier BID-PA2020-006-NAC
Funding Data mobilisation was supported by the BID Pacific project "Mobilizing biodiversity data from natural history collections in Fiji" (BID-PA-2020-006-NAC)
Study Area Description The Fiji Islands

The personnel involved in the project:

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d7aa30e1-de36-4b10-9ba8-1c41c7304dca