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

Species attracting attention:
for likely breeding purposes

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of breeding purposes
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:

[allelopathy]  [aquatic]  [beverage]  [biofuel]  [bioindicator]  [birdseed]  [boundary]  [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

Breeding (97.1)

Leptosiphon jepsonii

Breeding (96.4)

Sabatia angularis

Breeding (96.3)

Gilia achilleifolia

Breeding (95.5)

Leavenworthia alabamica

Breeding (94.6)

Clarkia pulchella

Breeding (94.4)

Dianthus sylvestris

Breeding (93.8)

Aquilegia canadensis

Breeding (92.8)

Brassica cretica

Breeding (91.8)

Leptosiphon bicolor

Breeding (90.6)

Collinsia verna

Breeding (90.4)

Decodon verticillatus

Breeding (90.1)

Eichhornia paniculata

Breeding (89.1)

Campanula rapunculoides

Breeding (89.0)

Astragalus scaphoides

Breeding (88.6)

Mimulus guttatus

Breeding (87.6)

Lobelia siphilitica

Breeding (85.1)

Aquilegia caerulea

Breeding (84.6)

Lychnis viscaria

Breeding (83.4)

Lotus scoparius

Breeding (82.5)

Collinsia heterophylla

Breeding (80.0)

Campanulastrum americanum

Breeding (78.9)

Adenocarpus viscosus

Breeding (78.7)

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Breeding (77.6)

Grevillea caleyi

Breeding (76.2)

Lycurus phleoides

Breeding (71.8)

Nemophila menziesii

Breeding (67.6)

Wurmbea dioica

Breeding (66.4)

Atriplex tatarica

Breeding (64.2)

Chamaelirium luteum

Breeding (63.4)

Senecio squalidus

Breeding (59.2)

Solanum bulbocastanum

Breeding (59.0)

Astragalus bibullatus

Breeding (56.6)

Lupinus sulphureus

Breeding (56.5)

Collinsia parviflora

Breeding (56.5)

Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Breeding (56.4)

Erinus alpinus

Breeding (54.2)

Astilbe biternata

Breeding (53.6)

Clarkia concinna

Breeding (51.2)

Clarkia dudleyana

Breeding (50.3)

Kallstroemia grandiflora

Breeding (47.5)

Eucalyptus urophylla

Breeding (46.7)

Ipomoea purpurea

Breeding (46.6)

Crotalaria micans

Breeding (45.8)

Clarkia springvillensis

Breeding (45.7)

Silene virginica

Breeding (45.4)

Caladenia tentaculata

Breeding (43.7)

Penstemon digitalis

Breeding (42.9)

Oryza australiensis

Breeding (42.5)

Avena barbata

Breeding (40.2)

Argania spinosa

Breeding (39.4)

Laelia rubescens

Breeding (38.8)

Mimulus ringens

Breeding (38.1)

Impatiens capensis

Breeding (38.0)

Geranium maculatum

Breeding (37.1)

Trillium grandiflorum

Breeding (36.1)

Hordeum spontaneum

Breeding (34.6)

Lomatium bradshawii

Breeding (32.9)

Dianthus deltoides

Breeding (31.5)

Epilobium angustifolium

Breeding (30.4)

Aegilops tauschii

Breeding (28.3)

Lycium shawii

Breeding (26.3)

Malus orientalis

Breeding (24.7)

Knautia arvensis

Breeding (24.5)

Clarkia xantiana

Breeding (23.7)

Oryza rufipogon

Breeding (23.7)

Grevillea macleayana

Breeding (23.7)

Primula veris

Breeding (23.2)

Hibiscus moscheutos

Breeding (22.6)

Arabis drummondii

Breeding (22.5)

Oryza meridionalis

Breeding (20.9)

Cyclamen persicum

Breeding (20.4)

Ranunculus adoneus

Breeding (20.3)

Salix eriocephala

Breeding (20.1)

Banksia ilicifolia

Breeding (19.9)

Primula vulgaris

Breeding (19.1)

Narcissus assoanus

Breeding (18.9)

Leymus racemosus

Breeding (18.0)

Primula elatior

Breeding (17.7)

Collinsia sparsiflora

Breeding (17.4)

Succisa pratensis

Breeding (17.2)

Datura wrightii

Breeding (17.2)

Nassella pulchra

Breeding (16.5)

Chamerion angustifolium

Breeding (16.0)

Arnica montana

Breeding (15.8)

Asplenium hookerianum

Breeding (15.6)

Sorbus torminalis

Breeding (15.6)

Hypochoeris radicata

Breeding (15.5)

Ipomopsis aggregata

Breeding (15.5)

Cleistes bifaria

Breeding (14.6)

Fragaria virginiana

Breeding (14.5)

Mercurialis annua

Breeding (14.2)

Pseudophoenix sargentii

Breeding (14.0)

Hordeum brevisubulatum

Breeding (13.4)

Eucalyptus dunnii

Breeding (13.1)

Thinopyrum ponticum

Breeding (12.9)

Galax urceolata

Breeding (12.5)

Capsicum pubescens

Breeding (12.3)

Dryas integrifolia

Breeding (11.6)

Mahonia nervosa

Breeding (11.5)

Oenothera macrocarpa

Breeding (11.4)

Helianthus petiolaris

Breeding (11.3)

Ranunculus glacialis

Breeding (11.1)

Asclepias incarnata

Breeding (10.8)

Lesquerella fendleri

Breeding (10.7)

Grevillea barklyana

Breeding (10.7)

Banksia hookeriana

Breeding (10.6)

Lythrum salicaria

Breeding (10.6)

Anthyllis montana

Breeding (10.4)

Solanum pimpinellifolium

Breeding (10.2)

Metrosideros umbellata

Breeding (9.8)

Gentiana lutea

Breeding (9.7)

Thellungiella salsuginea

Breeding (9.7)

Geoffroea decorticans

Breeding (9.7)

Stipagrostis ciliata

Breeding (9.6)

Epipactis helleborine

Breeding (9.6)

Brassica rapa

Breeding (9.2)

Helianthus paradoxus

Breeding (9.1)

Carex atrofusca

Breeding (8.9)

Festuca eskia

Breeding (8.7)

Eurya japonica

Breeding (8.7)

Juncus maritimus

Breeding (8.3)

Iberis amara

Breeding (7.9)

Paraserianthes lophantha

Breeding (7.8)

Phalaenopsis amabilis

Breeding (7.6)

Eucalyptus pellita

Breeding (7.4)

Oryza longistaminata

Breeding (7.3)

Alsophila spinulosa

Breeding (7.3)

Silene vulgaris

Breeding (7.2)

Dryas octopetala

Breeding (7.2)

Eucalyptus microtheca

Breeding (7.1)

Schizachyrium scoparium

Breeding (7.0)

Agrostis curtisii

Breeding (7.0)

Ziziphus lotus

Breeding (7.0)

Rubus nivalis

Breeding (6.8)

Oryza nivara

Breeding (6.7)

Oryza glaberrima

Breeding (6.6)

Sedum lanceolatum

Breeding (6.6)

Bouvardia ternifolia

Breeding (6.1)

Pinus pumila

Breeding (6.0)

Eucalyptus albens

Breeding (6.0)

Sagittaria latifolia

Breeding (5.8)

Malus sieversii

Breeding (5.7)

Hypochaeris radicata

Breeding (5.6)

Sorghastrum nutans

Breeding (5.5)

Silene latifolia

Breeding (5.3)

Caryocar brasiliense

Breeding (5.3)

Elymus trachycaulus

Breeding (5.2)

Dryobalanops aromatica

Breeding (4.9)

Salix arctica

Breeding (4.9)

Eucalyptus largiflorens

Breeding (4.7)

Capsicum baccatum

Breeding (4.7)

Narcissus papyraceus

Breeding (4.6)

Tragopogon miscellus

Breeding (4.6)

Gymnadenia conopsea

Breeding (4.0)

Cecropia obtusifolia

Breeding (3.9)

Capsicum chinense

Breeding (2.4)

Achyranthes japonica

Breeding (2.4)

Aquilegia pubescens

Breeding (2.2)

Banksia menziesii


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