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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)

Vernacular name          
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    Total 5 hits or records,  record 1 to 5 displayed    

Species Accessions Seeds Vernacular name  x Genebanks  x Details
Vigna longifolia   6   4,350   longleaf cowpea   2   [Details]
Vigna luteola   134   89,280   hairypod cowpea   5   [Details]
Vigna minima   3   2,250   cowpea   2   [Details]
Vigna peduncularis   37   30,750   purple cowpea   3   [Details]
Vigna speciosa   4   4,000   wondering cowpea   1   [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.