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

Species attracting attention

More than 41,000 species on the Australian New Crops Info Website
have been mentioned at least once in the world literature, 1901-2014. 
Each has a chart of mentions, as shown below, on its webpage.
[all the website species can be accessed through this link]


Approximately 4% of these species have been attracting recent attention.

For these species, there has been an obvious increase in mentions recently,
 which is not due to the increase in total publication numbers over time
(as evident in the proportional chart above, on the right).

The listings of these species are alphabetic as follows:

Listing by Scientific Name
(with common name, keyword and crop use/product information included):

  [B..]  [C..]  [D..]  [E..]  [F..]  [G..]  [H..]  [I..]  [J..]  [K..]  [L..]  [M..]
  [O..]  [P..]  [Q..]  [R..]  [S..]  [T..]  [U..]  [V..]  [W..]  [X..]  [Y..]  [Z..]
(eg for Triticum choose [T..])

Listing by Common Name:

[A..]  [B..]  [C..]  [D..]  [E..]  [F..]  [G..]  [H..]  [I..]  [J..]  [K..]  [L..]  [M..]
  [O..]  [P..]  [Q..]  [R..]  [S..]  [T..]  [U..]  [V..]  [W..]  [X..]  [Y..]  [Z..]


Listing by Keyword: 

[A..]  [B..]  [C..]  [D..]  [E..]  [F..]  [G..]  [H..]  [I..]  [J..]  [K..]  [L..]  [M..]
  [O..]  [P..]  [Q..]  [R..]  [S..]  [T..]  [U..]  [V..]  [W..]  [X..]  [Y..]  [Z..]


Listing by Likely Scope for Crop Use/Product: 

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [breeding]  [cane/bamboo]  [cereal]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dietary fibre]  [dye]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [flavouring/spice]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [pesticide]  [phytoamelioration]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [seagrass]  [shade]  [smoking]  [soil amelioration]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]

RIRDC Farm Diversity Website:


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Home Page

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Home Page

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RIRDC New Crop Industries Handbook
530 pages
as pdf download

essential oils, tea tree oil, wildflowers and natives, bioenergy, organic farming

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service;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; Wiley Online Library; High Wire; Oxford Journals; USDA National Agricultural Library; for synonyms: The Plant List; for common names:; etc.

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Latest update 31 May 2015 by: ANCW