The European Festuca Database is maintained by the Botanical Garden of Plant Breeding & Acclimatization Institute (IHAR) which holds the national grass collection in Poland. The database contains passport data on 7364 accessions of 27 taxa stored in 23 European genebanks. The whole database includes: cultivars and breeder’s lines (1036 accessions), primitive cultivars and landraces (39), natural and seminatural ecotypes (6100), unnamed accessions with unrecorded status (189). For taxonomy unification “Flora Europea” vol. 5 (Tutin et al., 1980) was accepted for European species nomenclature and “Poaceae USSR” (Tzvelev, 1976) for Asiatic species. Seed requests should be sent to holding institutions.
The ECPGR Festuca Database
Botanical Garden of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute
85 – 687 Bydgoszcz, ul. Jeździecka 5
Tel. +48-52 3721407; Fax: +48-52 224454
Database manager: Bartosz Tomaszewski