Information about ENSCONET data
ENSCOBASE: the ENSCONET Virtual Seed Bank

Current holdings
Total accessions by institution of storage
Total accessions by country of collection
Total accessions by bio-geographical region of collection
Total families and genera
Total germination and moisture tests
Total recovery programs

Data evolution since October 2009
Annual evolution



Important notes:
1. The total of accessions is the sum of all institutions' accessions whereas the total of taxa is not as different institutions may store the same taxon.
2. Are not counted:
- "History accessions" (H) which no longer exist,
- Taxa and accessions whose species epithet is only "sp.",
- Propagated accessions (Z) whose wild provenance information is unknown.

51472 accessions (9179 taxa) collected in 11 bio-geographical regions
Bio-geographical group Accessions Taxa
Alpine 4448 1741
Anatolian 14 12
Atlantic 8295 2398
Black Sea 187 172
Boreal 293 180
Continental 12225 1897
Macaronesian 960 450
East-Mediterranean 5060 2059
West-Mediterranean (France-Italy) 3678 1563
West-Mediterranean (Portugal-Spain) 16104 3440
Pannonian 150 120
Steppic 30 30
Total Europe 51472 9179


For any help or enquiries please contact:
- Data/Information Management & Coordination: Stéphane Rivière
- Technical Lead: Nicolas Boretos
- Project Coordinator: Elinor Breman

Released in October 2009. Last data import: October 2017