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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   234   117,500   common corncockle   3   [Details]
Bromus squarrosus   3   1,672   corn brome   2   [Details]
Buglossoides arvensis   2   1,000   corn gromwell   1   [Details]
Centaurea cyanus   14   7,500   garden cornflower   3   [Details]
Cornus mas   2   1,500   Cornelian cherry   2   [Details]
Papaver rhoeas   20   10,450   corn poppy   4   [Details]
Sorghum bicolor   53,552   50,289,268   broom-corn   25   [Details]
Spergula arvensis   23   14,000   corn spurry   4   [Details]
Valerianella locusta   66   27,923   Lewiston cornsalad   3   [Details]
Zea mays   39,929   19,854,403   corn   38   [Details]

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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.