GENMEDA, Network of Mediterranean Plant Conservation Centres, is a network of seed banks and conservation centres of genetic resources of the Mediterranean flora who share a common floristic region, a geographical area with a similar landscape and a common set of problems concerning natural environment disruptions. GENMEDA’s 27 members and 4 new associate members representing 14 countries contribute to the conservation of Mediterranean flora genetic resources.

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GENMEDA was co-organiser of the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week:

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13 November 2023

GENMEDA at the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week

The history of the GENMEDA network and its activities as well as the future challenges for the conservation of the Mediterranean flora were presented at the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4MPCW) which took place in Valencia, Spain, from 23 to 27 October 2023. GENMEDA was among the organisers of the event together with the GENMEDA members Centre for Forestry Research and Experimentation (CIEF, Generalitat Valenciana), Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia (BGUV) and IUCN. 

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09 November 2023

GENMEDA General Assembly meeting 2023

The General Assembly annual meeting of GENMEDA took place at the Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia on 23 October 2023. The meeting took place in conjunction with the 4th Mediterranean Plant Conservation Week (4MPCW), 23 - 27 October 2023, which was organised by the GENMEDA members in Valencia, CIEF and JBUV. Most GENMEDA members were participating and contributed to the 4MPCW which included an oral communication about the GENMEDA network and its activities.

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07 June 2023

The rediscovery after 61 years of Consolida samia, a rare plant of the Greek flora

On May 27, 2023, a research team of the Department of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), located a sizeable population of the plant Consolida samia, at the southwestern slopes of Mt Kerkis, in the western part of Samos Island, probably at the same place (locus classicus) where the plant was discovered for the first time (26.5.1962) by the Swedish botanist Sven Snogerup. The NKUA discovery field team was ...

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