SABONET-Angola was co-ordinated
by staff attached to the Agostinho Neto University, where the Luanda Herbarium
(LUAI) is housed. The LUAI herbarium collections are currently being computerised
using PRECIS (The National Herbarium of Pretoria (PRE) Computerised Information
System), which has been provided by the National Botanical Institute of South
Africa (NBI, now SANBI)
under the auspices of SABONET. The Poaceae collection has been completely
computerised under the auspices of SABONET, by staff supported by SABONET.
As part of SABONET's networking activities, links have also been made to the
Lubango Herbarium (LUBA) in the southwestern corner of the country. The only
other herbarium in Angola, the Huambo Herbarium (LUA), is currently not functional.
The LUA collection was rescued and transferred to the LUAI in 1995, where
it is currently being stored temporarily for safekeeping. Prof. Esperanša
Costa has been spearheading SABONET's efforts in Angola since the inception
of the Project in 1996 to its end in June 2004.