As part of the National Program for Plant Genetic Resources in Germany, a comprehensive list of all cultivated and wild plant species occurring in Germany, which have a current or potential use for food, horticulture, agriculture and forestry, has been compiled.
Currently, the list comprises about 3,600 species with different forms of use, whereby "ornamental plant" and "breeding" use have so far only been rudimentarily processed.
The list of crop and crop wild relative species includes the following forms of use:
|AG||Medicinal and aromatic plants (including poisonous, medicinal plants, stimulants and plants used for spiritual purposes).|
|BW||Nectar source plants|
|KH||Carbohydrate supplying plants (including starch, inulin, sugar)|
|ÖF||Oil and fat producing plants|
|OG||Fruit and vegetables|
|TK||Technical crops (energy, dyeing-, and fibre plants, green manure, renewable resources other than wood)|
|WEL||Crop wild relative|
|WS||Windbreak and shade trees (including erosion control, ground cover)|
|ZG||Ornamentals and foliage plants (including cut foliage, aquarium and house plants)|
|ZÜ||Use in breeding and breeding research|
To compile the list of crop and crop wild relative species in Germany, numerous experts from the research and breeding sectors were involved and the following sources were consulted: