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.

54518 accessions (9468 taxa) collected in 11 bio-geographical regions
Bio-geographical group Accessions Taxa
Alpine 4784 1834
Anatolian 14 12
Atlantic 9407 2564
Black Sea 187 172
Boreal 362 214
Continental 13162 2057
Macaronesian 1002 462
East-Mediterranean 5450 2081
West-Mediterranean (France-Italy) 3829 1612
West-Mediterranean (Portugal-Spain) 16113 3442
Pannonian 150 120
Steppic 30 30
Total Europe 54518 9468


Important: please note that due to an issue with institutionís URLs, it is not currently possible to upload datasets into the database via URLs. Please send your datasets to Stéphane Rivière
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: May 2018 (Geneva)