Andean potato germplasm

Available material: the Genebanks will mostly provide small quantities of botanical seed (populations), sometimes tubers or plantlets.


The Dutch-German Potato Collection

Name and address: R. Hoekstra, Centre for Genetic Resources The Netherlands (CGN), P.O. Box 16, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Home page: CGN
specs: 2700 accessions, 74% wild, 54% Q-tested. C&E data available, click-wrap SMTA.
on-line search and request page incl. 1471 potato accessions.
FAO institute code: NLD037

The Commonwealth Potato Collection (CPC)

Name and address: G. McKenzie, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, UK
Email: or
Home page:
specs: 1515 accessions, 47% wild, >35% Q-tested. C&E data available.
Webpage with info on utilisation of the collection.
FAO institute code: GBR048

The Groß Lüsewitz Potato Collection (GLKS)

Name and address: K.J. Dehmer, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Genbank Außenstelle Nord, Parkweg 3a, 18190 Groß Lüsewitz, Germany

Home page:

specs: 3050 accessions, 42% wild, >45% Q-tested. C&E data available. Use of SMTA.
Search page IPK:
FAO institute code: DEU159

The Potato Collection of Poland

Name and address: A. Przewodowska. Bonin Research Center, Laboratory of Potato Gene Resources and Tissue Culture, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute, Radzików, 05-870 Blonie, Poland

specs: about 170 wild potato accessions (no evaluation data)

Homepage: (select: genus Contains Solanum, species Not contains tuberosum)

The Potato Collection of Russia

Names and address: S. Kiru (Department Head; curator cultivated spp.) and Dr. Elena Rogozina (wild spp.), N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (VIR), Department of Potato Genetic Resources, Bolshaya Morskaya Street 42, 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia

Email: and
Home page:
specs: 4600 accessions, 36% wild. C&E data available. No recent info on availability of the germplasm.
FAO institute code: RUS001


The US Potato Genebank (NRSP-6)

Name and address: J.B. Bamberg, 4312 Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-9620, USA
Email: John.Bamberg@ARS.USDA.GOV
Related pages: on-line search
Descriptors evaluation data and species list via Grin Global

Categories of genebank holdings
specs: 5700 accessions (incl. cultivars), 70% wild. many C&E data available. occasionally shrink-wrap (S)MTA.
FAO institute code: USA004

The Potato Collection of the International Potato Center (CIP)

Name and address: D. Tay, CIP, Apartado Postal 1558, Lima 12, Peru
Email: head genebank.
Home page:
Data also included in: GENESYS: the Gateway to Genetic Resources
specs: 6300 accessions, 31% wild. some C&E data available. Use of SMTA.

on-line ordering material from CIP
Remark: CIP supports the farmers of the Potato Park in obtaining true seeds from 1500 landraces, to be safegarded at CIP as well as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on Spitsbergen.

FAO institute code: PER001

CGIAR 201905 article on David Ellis, the former curator.

The Potato Collection of the University of Cusco

Name and address: R. Ortega, CERRGETYR, University of Cusco, P.O. Box 295, Cusco, Peru
Home page University of Cusco:
FAO institute code: PER091

The Potato Collection of Bolivia

INIAF is responsible for the genetic resources of Bolivia. In 2010 the potato collection was moved from PROINPA to INIAF at the Experimental Station of Toralapa. It consists of over 1500 varieties.
Responsible: Edson Foronda ( and/or Ing. Carol Rocabado and Víctor Guzmán.
Home page: incl. contact addresses.
Additional info here and at and their Facebook page.
specs: the collection is under development. access to be negociated under CBD conditions.
FAO institute code: BOL317

The Potato Collection of Argentina

Name and address: A.M. Clausen, INTA-Balcarce, C.C. 276, 7620 Balcarce, Argentina
FAO institute code: ARG009

The Potato Collection of Chile

Name and address: Andrés Contreras M., Instituto de Producción y Sanidad Vegetal, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia, Chile.
Home page:
FAO institute code: CHL003

The Potato Collection of Colombia

Name and address: G. Ligarreto, Corporacion Colombiana de Investigacion Agropecuaria (CORPOICA), Apartado Aereo 151123, El Dorado, Santafe de Bogota, D.C., Colombia
Home page:
FAO institute code: COL017


Tenerife Genebank

Name and address: Centro de Conservación de la Biodiversidad Agrícola de Tenerife (CCBAT), Ctra. Gral. Tacoronte-Tejina 20A, CP. 38350, Tacoronte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38350 Spain
Home page: CCBAT

List of native cultivars pages 11-16.

specs: 137 potato cultivars from presumably Andean origin.
FAO institute code: ESP172

FAO institute codes were included as far known.
They can be searched at: FAO/WIEWS or downloaded.