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A database of records of vascular plant species from Uruguay

Here we present the first comprehensive open-access species-level database of the vascular plant diversity recorded in Uruguay to date (i.e.: all species for which data is currently available and species presence has been confirmed). It contains 12,470 occurrence records from across 1,648 species and 160 families, which roughly represents 60% of the total recorded flora of Uruguay. The primary biodiversity data include extant native and introduced species from the lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms groups. Records were collated from multiple sources including data available in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, institutional scientific collections, and datasets contributed by members of the Biodiversidata initiative.

Grupo Number of Records Number of Species Records with Date (%) Records from the last 30 years (%) Records with Coordinates (%)
Lycophytes 13 6 13 (100) 11 (84.6) 13 (100)
Ferns 540 78 540 (100) 508 (94.1) 540 (100)
Gymnosperms 48 5 41 (85.4) 39 (81.2) 48 (100)
Angiosperms 11869 1559 10527 (88.7) 9585 (80.8) 11869 (100)
Total 12470 1648 11121 (89.2) 10143 (81.3) 12470 (100)


The dataset is available at our Zenodo repository


The database presented in this study will continue to be improved and updated with new records periodically (yearly expected); check the Zenodo repository for the latest version

Last Updated: 28/09/2020

Occurrence records

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Species Checklist

Download the list of species including scientific and vernacular names, and establishment means (native or introduce):

Vascular Plants
Last Updated: 03/10/2020

If you use the data, please cite as:

Grattarola F, González A, Mai P, Cappuccio L, Fagúndez-Pachón C, Rossi F, Teixeira de Mello F, Urtado L, Pincheira-Donoso D (2020) Biodiversidata: A novel dataset for the vascular plant species diversity in Uruguay. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e56850.

Uruguayan Consortium of Biodiversity Data


Our second data article has been published in the Biodiversity Data Journal. It derives from the collaborative work of the team ÔÇŽ