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

Species attracting attention:
 keywords Y..

The species below (listed by keywords Y..) have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The number after each keyword is the number of papers in which the keyword and the species
 have been mentioned together.  Larger numbers will be more reliable.

Listings of species attracting attention by common name, keyword or crop use/product are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.



Species name

Yacon (10)

Polymnia sonchifolia

Yam (82)

Dioscorea alata

Yam (32)

Dioscorea batatas

Yam (15)

Dioscorea japonica

Yam (10)

Dioscorea bulbifera

Yam (8)

Dioscorea opposita

Yams (102)

Dioscorea alata

Yams (16)

Dioscorea bulbifera

Yams (11)

Dioscorea oppositifolia

Yams (9)

Dioscorea opposita

Yams (8)

Dioscorea batatas

Yams (6)

Dioscorea japonica

Yemen (5)

Boswellia carteri

Yemen (5)

Boswellia frereana

Yerba Mate (103)

Ilex paraguariensis

Yield (36)

Triticum durum

Yield (4)

Ludwigia hyssopifolia

Yokukansan (37)

Atractylodes lancea

Yokukansan (20)

Bupleurum falcatum

Yucatan Peninsula (11)

Brosimum alicastrum

Yucatan Peninsula (9)

Manilkara zapota

Yunnan (4)

Senecio scandens


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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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