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

Crop Uses and Products

Rubber

[search terms: rubber, latex, elastomer, mucilage, thermoplastic]

 

Hevea brasiliensis

Bentham's Hevea, Caucho

35.81

Parthenium argentatum

Guayule

23.67

Ficus elastica

Indian Rubberplant, Rubber Fig, Rubber Bush, Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Indian Rubber Bush

8.56

Taraxacum kok-saghyz

 

2.59

Hevea benthamiana

White Mountain Alumroot

1.09

Ficus benghalensis

Indian Banyan

0.83

Euphorbia milii

Christplant, Crown Of Thorns, Christ Plant, Christ Thorn

0.74

Ficus carica

Edible Fig, Common Fig

0.65

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Palay Rubbervine, Rubber Vine

0.65

Calystegia silvatica

Shortstalk False Bindweed, Giant Bindweed

0.64

Euphorbia characias

Albanian Spurge, Mediterranean Spurge

0.62

Calotropis procera

Roostertree, Apple Of Sodom, Sodom Apple, Mudar, Osher, Stabragh

0.60

Asclepias curassavica

Bloodflower, Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood-Flower, Scarlet Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed

0.56

Asclepias humistrata

Sandhill Milkweed, Pinewoods Milkweed

0.54

Ficus benjamina

Weeping Fig, Benjamin's Fig, Ficus Tree

0.45

Euphorbia marginata

Snow On The Mountain, Snow-On-The-Mountain, Smoke-On-The-Prairie, Variegated Spurge, Whitemargined Spurge

0.42

Ficus virgata

 

0.38

Argyroxiphium grayanum

Hana Forest Silversword, Greensword

0.37

Carica papaya

Papaya, Papaw, Pawpaw

0.35

Trichosanthes cucumeroides

 

0.33

Alyssum minus

 

0.32

Euphorbia lathyris

Moleplant, Caper Spurge, Paper Spurge, Gopher Spurge, Gopher Plant, Mole Plant

0.31

Asclepias fruticosa

African Milkweed

0.30

Euphorbia lactea

Mottled Spurge, Frilled Fan, Elkhorn, Candelabra Spurge, Candelabrum Tree, Candelabra Cactus, Candelabra Plant, Dragon Bones, False Cactus, Hatrack Cactus, Milkstripe Euphorbia, Mottled Candlestick

0.29

Papaver somniferum

Opium Poppy

0.28

Asclepias angustifolia

Arizona Milkweed

0.27

Euphorbia supina

Spotted Spurge

0.21

Palaquium gutta

Gutta Percha

0.21

Blechnum finlaysonianum

 

0.21

Cyathea moluccana

 

0.21

Diplazium pallidum

 

0.21

Lindsaea cultrata

 

0.21

Lygodium salicifolium

 

0.21

Sphaerostephanos heterocarpus

 

0.21

Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Butterfly Flower, Silkweed, Silky Swallow-Wort, Virginia Silkweed

0.20

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Border Privet

0.20

Funastrum clausum

White Twinevine

0.19

Microlepia speluncae

Limpleaf Fern

0.19

Carrichtera annua

 

0.19

Asclepias fascicularis

Narrowleaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed

0.18

Pronephrium triphyllum

 

0.17

Taenitis blechnoides

 

0.17

Salicornia fruticosa

 

0.17

Opuntia ficus-indica

Barbary Fig, Indian Fig Opuntia, Barbary Fig, Cactus Pear, Spineless Cactus, Prickly Pear

0.17

Anastatica hierochuntica

Rose Of Jericho, Dinosaur Plant, Jericho Rose, Mary's Flower, Mary's Hand, Palestinian Tumbleweed, Resurrection Plant, St. Mary's Flower, True Rose Of Jericho, Wheel

0.17

Hibiscus schizopetalus

 

0.16

Hoya bella

Bearded Tylophora

0.16

Calotropis gigantea

Giant Milkweed, Crown Flower

0.16

Parthenium ligulatum

Colorado Feverfew

0.16

Lindsaea ensifolia

Graceful Necklace Fern

0.15

Microsorum scolopendria

Embossed Fern

0.15

Ophioglossum reticulatum

Netted Adderstongue

0.15

Christella subpubescens

 

0.14

Mesembryanthemum spectabile

 

0.14

Schizaea dichotoma

 

0.14

Trichomanes javanicum

 

0.14

Synadenium grantii

 

0.13

Oxypetalum coeruleum

 

0.12

Yucca aloifolia

Aloe Yucca

0.12

Castilla elastica

Castilla, Panama Rubber Tree

0.12

Artemisia vulgaris

Mugwort, Common Wormwood

0.11

Asclepias lemmonii

Lemmon's Milkweed

0.11

Manihot glaziovii

Ceara Rubbertree

0.11

Araujia hortorum

Moth Plant, White Bladderflower, Common Moth Vine, Cruel Vine

0.11

Lygodium circinnatum

 

0.10

Ficus variegata

Common Red Stem Fig, Green Fruited Fig, Variegated Fig

0.10

Euphorbia tirucalli

Indiantree Spurge, Aveloz, Firestick Plants, Indian Tree Spurge, Naked Lady, Pencil Tree, Sticks On Fire, Milk Bush

0.10

Helichrysum cassinianum

 

0.10

Lepidium flavum

Yellow Pepperweed

0.10

 

 


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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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