Clausia aprica (Steph.) Korn.Tr Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik Allium vodopjanovae N. Friesen


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The building up of the collections started in Osnabrueck in 1985. 1992 the collection has been included in the international Index Herbariorum. The collection includes taxa from higher plants worldwide with a main task to Europe and West and Central Asia, and has a focus on Brassicaceae and Alliaceae.

Acronym: OSBU (Index Herbariorum)

Curator: apl. Prof. Dr. Barbara Neuffer

Accessions: 20 000 (in 2008)

Brassicaceae Germ Plasm Collection:

Curator: apl. Prof. Dr. Barbara Neuffer

Accessions: ca. 4000 (in 2008)

Species: ca. 800 (in 2008)

Genera: ca. 150 (in 2008)

The collection concentrates on seed material from natural habitats. The material is collected by our own or by the seed exchange system Index Seminum of the Botanical Gardens. The seeds are stored in minus 20°C in vacuum foliage. A small collection of living plants is grown in a glasshouse and in an open field in the Botanical Garden of the University of Osnabrueck. All cultivated plants are herbarized and deposited in the Herbarium OSBU.

The Capsella collection includes more than 2000 provenances worldwide, up to 25 individually collected seeds for each provenance.

The data of both collections are computerized and georeferenced. Seeds will be delivered according to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Rio de Janeiro 1992, art. 15 as proclaimed on the homepage of "Verband Botanischer Gärten e.V." (CBD Registrierung: (1) Code of conduct/Verhaltenskodex; (2) Agreement on the supply of plant material/Formular für die Materialweitergabe).

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