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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, entrance
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from the day after the opening. Photo by Dag Terje Filip Endresen

Information sharing

This page allows you to do basic searches regarding the material to be stored in the Seed Vault.

Search the Seed Portal by:

Search form (sgsv by species)

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    Total 10 hits or records,  record 1 to 10 displayed    

Species Accessions Seeds Vernacular name  x Genebanks  x Details
Agrostemma githago   231   116,000   common corncockle   3   [Details]
Bromus squarrosus   3   1,672   corn brome   2   [Details]
Buglossoides arvensis   2   1,000   corn gromwell   1   [Details]
Centaurea cyanus   13   7,000   garden cornflower   3   [Details]
Cornus mas   2   1,500   Cornelian cherry   2   [Details]
Papaver rhoeas   18   9,750   corn poppy   3   [Details]
Sorghum bicolor   50,190   47,227,023   broom-corn   21   [Details]
Spergula arvensis   22   13,500   corn spurry   4   [Details]
Valerianella locusta   59   24,423   Lewiston cornsalad   3   [Details]
Zea mays   38,713   19,292,699   corn   32   [Details]

Click the column header to sort the list ↓ click same column head again for reverse order ↑

Click the x in the list head to remove the column form the list of search results. Remember that concepts in the search criteria are displayed by default and not removable.