BioMemory Collection CNR-IBBR-CYNARA

General Info

Collection Code
Collection Name
Globe artichoke field collection (CYNARA)
Institution Code
Collection Permanent Identifier
Collection Type
Field collection
Owner Institution
Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources (IBBR) - Headquarters, Department of AgriFood Sciences (DiSBA), National Council of Reseach of Italy (CNR), Bari, IT
Herbaceous plants
Main Taxa
Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus, Cynara cardunculus var. altilis, Cynara cardunculus var. sylvestris
CYNARA field collection in Bari contains some 50 globe artichoke varieties and an F1 segregating population. The artichoke is a highly heterozygous species and cannot be stored as seeds. Plants are maintained following standard agricultural practices, and it is necessary to detach offshooots from the mother plants also for assuring the replacement of missing samples due to environmental conditions and the presence of voles. The artichoke is a plant with a high nutraceutical value, and the distinct varieties, varying for flower head colour/shape/phenology, may countain different amounts of the beneficial compounds.
Agriculture, nutraceuticals, F1 Segregating populations, Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus L.
Preservation Techniques
Accessions are maintained in the field.
Competence / Expertise
Rights Holder
CNR-IBBR, Bari, Italy
Access Rights
For reasearch use only.
Bibliographic Citation

People / Contributors

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