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

Species attracting attention:
for likely cane/bamboo production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely cane/bamboo production
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]  [breeding]  [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

Cane/Bamboo (97.6)

Phyllostachys heterocycla

Cane/Bamboo (96.7)

Phyllostachys edulis

Cane/Bamboo (96.4)

Cecropia schreberiana

Cane/Bamboo (96.1)

Arundinaria gigantea

Cane/Bamboo (95.6)

Chusquea quila

Cane/Bamboo (93.8)

Asimina obovata

Cane/Bamboo (93.3)

Sasa veitchii

Cane/Bamboo (90.8)

Phyllostachys nigra

Cane/Bamboo (88.7)

Bambusa vulgaris

Cane/Bamboo (82.4)

Castanopsis sclerophylla

Cane/Bamboo (74.3)

Coccoloba diversifolia

Cane/Bamboo (71.9)

Alchornea latifolia

Cane/Bamboo (67.3)

Saccharum spontaneum

Cane/Bamboo (66.9)

Manilkara bidentata

Cane/Bamboo (65.7)

Coffea canephora

Cane/Bamboo (63.1)

Inga laurina

Cane/Bamboo (58.6)

Nothofagus obliqua

Cane/Bamboo (57.5)

Populus canescens

Cane/Bamboo (55.6)

Lepidium lasiocarpum

Cane/Bamboo (55.0)

Atriplex canescens

Cane/Bamboo (52.4)

Guarea guidonia

Cane/Bamboo (50.0)

Phyla canescens

Cane/Bamboo (48.8)

Corynephorus canescens

Cane/Bamboo (47.4)

Cunninghamia lanceolata

Cane/Bamboo (46.4)

Pteridium arachnoideum

Cane/Bamboo (41.6)

Abies firma

Cane/Bamboo (38.0)

Myrica faya

Cane/Bamboo (37.1)

Brachypodium rupestre

Cane/Bamboo (36.9)

Tibouchina granulosa

Cane/Bamboo (35.3)

Adenophora triphylla

Cane/Bamboo (32.9)

Astrocaryum jauari

Cane/Bamboo (29.9)

Manilkara zapota

Cane/Bamboo (29.6)

Euterpe edulis

Cane/Bamboo (28.9)

Triadica sebifera

Cane/Bamboo (28.6)

Eucalyptus robusta

Cane/Bamboo (27.9)

Citharexylum spinosum

Cane/Bamboo (27.7)

Eurya japonica

Cane/Bamboo (27.2)

Cecropia peltata

Cane/Bamboo (27.1)

Avicennia germinans

Cane/Bamboo (25.3)

Kalopanax septemlobus

Cane/Bamboo (24.2)

Spathodea campanulata

Cane/Bamboo (21.4)

Linum strictum

Cane/Bamboo (20.5)

Populus tomentosa

Cane/Bamboo (20.3)

Ligustrum sinense

Cane/Bamboo (18.6)

Miscanthus sinensis

Cane/Bamboo (18.3)

Hyparrhenia hirta

Cane/Bamboo (18.0)

Rhizophora mangle

Cane/Bamboo (17.5)

Illicium anisatum

Cane/Bamboo (17.4)

Bursera simaruba

Cane/Bamboo (17.3)

Pinus elliottii

Cane/Bamboo (16.0)

Metrosideros umbellata

Cane/Bamboo (15.8)

Parkia speciosa

Cane/Bamboo (15.6)

Talisia esculenta

Cane/Bamboo (14.8)

Liriodendron chinense

Cane/Bamboo (14.4)

Gustavia superba

Cane/Bamboo (14.1)

Pinus massoniana

Cane/Bamboo (13.2)

Coffea arabica

Cane/Bamboo (13.0)

Archidendron ellipticum

Cane/Bamboo (12.1)

Panicum turgidum

Cane/Bamboo (11.9)

Aruncus dioicus

Cane/Bamboo (11.8)

Juncus roemerianus

Cane/Bamboo (11.8)

Lophatherum gracile

Cane/Bamboo (10.5)

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Cane/Bamboo (10.3)

Populus euphratica

Cane/Bamboo (10.1)

Caladium bicolor

Cane/Bamboo (9.8)

Lysimachia japonica

Cane/Bamboo (9.7)

Magnolia virginiana

Cane/Bamboo (9.6)

Megathyrsus maximus

Cane/Bamboo (9.3)

Casearia sylvestris

Cane/Bamboo (9.1)

Agrostis vinealis

Cane/Bamboo (9.0)

Xylocarpus moluccensis

Cane/Bamboo (9.0)

Lygodium microphyllum

Cane/Bamboo (8.8)

Agave lechuguilla

Cane/Bamboo (8.7)

Acer palmatum

Cane/Bamboo (8.2)

Rhus copallinum

Cane/Bamboo (8.1)

Solanum americanum

Cane/Bamboo (8.0)

Iriartea deltoidea

Cane/Bamboo (7.7)

Casuarina equisetifolia

Cane/Bamboo (7.5)

Swietenia macrophylla

Cane/Bamboo (7.4)

Parmelina quercina

Cane/Bamboo (7.1)

Pinus pumila

Cane/Bamboo (7.0)

Livistona chinensis

Cane/Bamboo (7.0)

Nypa fruticans

Cane/Bamboo (7.0)

Maireana astrotricha

Cane/Bamboo (6.9)

Myrsine coriacea

Cane/Bamboo (6.9)

Dalea purpurea

Cane/Bamboo (6.8)

Stipa tenacissima

Cane/Bamboo (6.6)

Eucalyptus grandis

Cane/Bamboo (6.6)

Flourensia cernua

Cane/Bamboo (6.3)

Flaveria bidentis

Cane/Bamboo (6.3)

Digitaria insularis

Cane/Bamboo (6.2)

Hydrangea paniculata

Cane/Bamboo (5.9)

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Cane/Bamboo (5.9)

Cullen australasicum

Cane/Bamboo (5.7)

Emilia sonchifolia

Cane/Bamboo (5.5)

Celtis laevigata

Cane/Bamboo (5.2)

Echinochloa polystachya

Cane/Bamboo (5.1)

Cortaderia selloana

Cane/Bamboo (5.0)

Solidago canadensis

Cane/Bamboo (4.9)

Amomyrtus luma

Cane/Bamboo (4.7)

Bombax ceiba


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