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

Species attracting attention:
for likely allelopathy

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely allelopathy
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

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

Other likely crop uses/products investigated are:

[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]


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):

Species name

Allelopathy (71.4)

Alliaria petiolata

Allelopathy (46.2)

Solidago canadensis

Allelopathy (39.2)

Bidens alba

Allelopathy (32.2)

Bromus setifolius

Allelopathy (31.0)

Ageratina adenophora

Allelopathy (30.7)

Bunias orientalis

Allelopathy (30.3)

Centaurea diffusa

Allelopathy (30.0)

Elymus virginicus

Allelopathy (29.6)

Lonicera maackii

Allelopathy (29.0)

Amsinckia menziesii

Allelopathy (27.8)

Coleus amboinicus

Allelopathy (25.3)

Cistus ladanifer

Allelopathy (25.1)

Lepidium sativum

Allelopathy (24.7)

Centaurea stoebe

Allelopathy (23.6)

Elymus hystrix

Allelopathy (22.9)

Kalmia angustifolia

Allelopathy (21.8)

Melilotus indicus

Allelopathy (21.5)

Bidens pilosa

Allelopathy (19.2)

Petrorhagia velutina

Allelopathy (18.9)

Eragrostis pilosa

Allelopathy (18.4)

Adenophora triphylla

Allelopathy (17.1)

Leptochloa chinensis

Allelopathy (17.1)

Ailanthus altissima

Allelopathy (17.0)

Anisomeles indica

Allelopathy (16.2)

Tithonia diversifolia

Allelopathy (14.9)

Ageratum conyzoides

Allelopathy (14.8)

Amaranthus viridis

Allelopathy (14.5)

Festuca idahoensis

Allelopathy (14.1)

Cyperus difformis

Allelopathy (13.7)

Elymus nutans

Allelopathy (13.4)

Eupatorium adenophorum

Allelopathy (13.3)

Linum strictum

Allelopathy (13.3)

Bothriochloa laguroides

Allelopathy (13.2)

Solidago gigantea

Allelopathy (12.7)

Mikania micrantha

Allelopathy (12.5)

Monochoria vaginalis

Allelopathy (12.1)

Pueraria montana

Allelopathy (11.8)

Cardaria draba

Allelopathy (11.6)

Lactuca sativa

Allelopathy (11.1)

Dicranopteris linearis

Allelopathy (10.1)

Stipagrostis uniplumis

Allelopathy (9.8)

Brassica nigra

Allelopathy (9.7)

Aglaia odorata

Allelopathy (9.1)

Carduus crispus

Allelopathy (9.0)

Chenopodium glaucum

Allelopathy (8.7)

Chromolaena odorata

Allelopathy (8.5)

Acacia dealbata

Allelopathy (8.0)

Calicotome spinosa

Allelopathy (7.7)

Lactuca indica

Allelopathy (7.6)

Hieracium pilosella

Allelopathy (7.5)

Eucalyptus microtheca

Allelopathy (7.3)

Hordeum brevisubulatum

Allelopathy (7.1)

Elymus glaucus

Allelopathy (7.0)

Juncus acutus

Allelopathy (7.0)

Citharexylum spinosum

Allelopathy (6.9)

Aralia elata

Allelopathy (6.8)

Carduus nutans

Allelopathy (6.2)

Vulpia myuros

Allelopathy (6.1)

Lantana camara

Allelopathy (6.0)

Solidago altissima

Allelopathy (6.0)

Ledum groenlandicum

Allelopathy (5.9)

Wollemia nobilis

Allelopathy (5.8)

Oryza longistaminata

Allelopathy (5.2)

Erigeron annuus

Allelopathy (4.9)

Commelina diffusa

Allelopathy (4.7)

Myrica faya

Allelopathy (4.6)

Erigeron canadensis

Allelopathy (4.4)

Nymphaea tetragona

Allelopathy (3.7)

Ambrosia dumosa

Allelopathy (3.7)

Echinochloa phyllopogon

Allelopathy (3.6)

Cucurbita ficifolia

Allelopathy (3.6)

Celtis laevigata

Allelopathy (3.5)

Coridothymus capitatus

Allelopathy (3.4)

Acrostichum danaeifolium

Allelopathy (3.3)

Cabomba caroliniana

Allelopathy (3.1)

Centaurea solstitialis

Allelopathy (2.1)

Aurinia saxatilis

Allelopathy (2.1)

Echinochloa colona


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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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