General information

Squashes

A global conservation strategy for crops in the Cucurbitaceae family was developed and published in 2021 as part of a 3-year project funded by the German government. The strategy includes updated information on taxonomy and gene pools of these crops, a summary of ex situ holdings, their vulnerabilities and gaps in the collections. It also includes considerations on distribution, documentation of the collections and needs for research on seed storage and longevity. Finally, it outlines priority actions to improve the conservation of the plant genetic resources of these crops.

Ebert, A. W., E. B. M. Drummond, P. Giovannini and M. van Zonneveld. 2021. A global conservation strategy for crops in the Cucurbitaceae family. Global Crop Diversity Trust. Bonn, Germany

Original name
Squashes
Accessions in Genesys
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Holding institutes
CRI001
CZE122
GBR017
BGR001
BIH039
Other
6
Country of holding institute
CZE
GBR
BGR
BIH
Other
5
Most represented Genera
Cucurbita
Laginaria
Most represented Species
Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita maxima
Cucurbita pepo
Cucurbita sp.
Laginaria vulgaris
Recent datasets
Diversity trees
Other names
squash