NDFF Total project FLORON

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 22, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

The Total Project is the basis for the national flora database. This project aims to inventory all plants that occur in the wild per square kilometre of land.

The species that are found are counted on a FLORON tally list. When a key species is found, an estimation is made of how many specimens are present. Although the method has been adjusted over the years, such inventory surveys have been carried out since the beginning of the previous century. This is how the development of Dutch flora is studied. In order to develop an accurate picture of Dutch flora within a 10-year period, a fixed set of square kilometre plots, or selection plots, are prioritised. These are the backbone of the new data set.

Apart from these selection plots, other square kilometre plots are also examined, preferably in areas for which there is no inventory data.

Dataset available via https://www.ndff.nl/english / serviceteamndff@natuurloket.nl

Positive observations without zeros.

5,367,369 records (March 2018)



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Metadata; Observation


Who created the resource:

Laurens Sparrius
Data manager
FLORON Plant Conservation Netherlands NL

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Who filled in the metadata:

Thijs de Kruif
metadata publisher

Who else was associated with the resource:

Henk de Vries
Node manager NLBIF
NLBIF (Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility) P.O.Box 9517 2300 RA Leiden NL

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [50.736, 3.318], North East [53.521, 7.207]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Unranked  Tracheophyta (Vascular plants)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 2006-current

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.ndff.nl/resource?r=12_001_totaalproject_floron