Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants (with Herbarium)

Apomixis Database

Apomixis is an alternative pathway to sexual reproduction limited to a low number of flowering plants, but widespread among most of angiosperm lineages.

This online database contains information on apomixis published since the first data recorded (1908). To date the database comprises more than 280 entries and will be continuously updated. Taxonomy of families and orders follows APG III. Search terms like “family”, “genus”, and the type of apomixis i.e. “apospory”, “diplospory” or “adventitious embryony” can be used in the query. The respective bibliographical reference is given in the output table (not completed yet).

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The database was created in cooperation with the Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung Göttingen (GWDG) using the programming environment Oracle Application Express (APEX).

Any reference to the database should be cited as "Hojsgaard D, Klatt S, Baier R, Carman JG, Hörandl E. 2014. Taxonomy and biogeography of apomixis in angiosperms and associated biodiversity characteristics. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 33: 414-427."

(this publication is open access, DOI: 10.1080/07352689.2014.898488).

To submit new papers to the database, please send an email to and attach your reference publication as pdf file.