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New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Crop Uses and Products

Clothing fibre

[search terms: clothing fibre, clothing fiber, textile fibre, textile fiber, fabric fibre, fabric fiber]

 

Phormium tenax

New Zealand Flax, Flax, Harakeke, New Zealand Hemp

38.07

Boehmeria nivea

Chinese Grass, Ramie, China Grass, Chinese Plant, White Ramie, Green Ramie, Rhea

14.24

Pinus longaeva

Great Basin Bristlecone Pine

7.74

Gossypium barbadense

Creole Cotton, Extra Long Staple Cotton

6.83

Bambusa textilis

Textile Bamboo, Weavers Bamboo

6.47

Corchorus capsularis

Jute

4.60

Alonsoa meridionalis

 

4.24

Rubia tinctoria

 

2.89

Gossypium arboreum

Tree Cotton

2.74

Gossypium herbaceum

Levant Cotton

2.58

Isatis tinctoria

Dyer's Woad, Woad, Glastum, Asp Of Jerusalem

1.83

Serratula tinctoria

Dyer's Plumeless Saw-Wort

1.77

Petroselinum sativum

 

1.05

Genista tinctoria

Dyer's Greenweed, Dyer's Broom, Dyer's Whin, Waxen Woad, Waxen Wood

0.97

Indigofera tinctoria

True Indigo

0.87

Reseda luteola

Weld, Dyer's Rocket, Dyer's Weed, Woold, Yellow Weed

0.69

Gossypium hirsutum

Marie Galante Cotton, Upland Cotton, Mexican Cotton

0.35

Leptospermum scoparium

Broom Teatree, Manuka, Manuka Myrtle, New Zealand Teatree, Tea Tree

0.28

Cannabis sativa

Marijuana

0.28

Urtica dioica

California Nettle

0.26

Hibiscus cannabinus

 

0.22

Nicotiana attenuata

Coyote Tobacco

0.16

Liquidambar styraciflua

Sweetgum, American Sweetgum, Sweet Gum, Sweet-Gum, Hazel Pine, American-Storax, Bilsted, Red-Gum, Satin-Walnut, Star-Leaved Gum, Alligator-Wood

0.16

Linum usitatissimum

Common Flax, Linseed

0.09

Populus tremula

European Aspen, Aspen, Common Aspen, Eurasian Aspen, Quaking Aspen

0.08

Pinus radiata

Monterey Pine, Insignis Pine, Radiata Pine

0.06

Lupinus albus

White Lupine, White Lupin

0.06

Curcuma longa

Common Turmeric

0.04

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

0.04

Daucus carota

Queen Anne's Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace

0.04

Beta vulgaris

Beet, Beet

0.03

Citrus sinensis

Sweet Orange, Orange

0.02

 

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;DJ Mabberley (1997) The Plant Book, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition); JH Wiersma and B Leon (1999) World Economic Plants, CRC Press; RJ Hnatiuk (1990) Census of Australian Vascular Plants, Australian Government Publishing Service; for information: Science Direct http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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