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

Species attracting attention:
for likely charcoal production

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

Charcoal (84.2)

Cladophora coelothrix

Charcoal (66.9)

Acacia mangium

Charcoal (66.3)

Choerospondias axillaris

Charcoal (63.6)

Koeleria macrantha

Charcoal (58.0)

Canarium schweinfurthii

Charcoal (57.6)

Larix gmelinii

Charcoal (54.5)

Pinus uncinata

Charcoal (46.1)

Cladonia furcata

Charcoal (45.4)

Rhizophora apiculata

Charcoal (44.1)

Alnus viridis

Charcoal (42.9)

Phalaenopsis amabilis

Charcoal (42.9)

Carex sempervirens

Charcoal (39.4)

Pinus cembra

Charcoal (38.5)

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Charcoal (34.2)

Festuca pallescens

Charcoal (33.5)

Plantago lanceolata

Charcoal (33.5)

Sporobolus compositus

Charcoal (30.7)

Abies alba

Charcoal (30.2)

Empetrum nigrum

Charcoal (30.0)

Oemleria cerasiformis

Charcoal (29.5)

Angophora costata

Charcoal (29.2)

Cistus ladaniferus

Charcoal (28.7)

Eriophorum vaginatum

Charcoal (28.5)

Orthilia secunda

Charcoal (27.8)

Quercus garryana

Charcoal (26.2)

Podocarpus falcatus

Charcoal (26.1)

Calocedrus decurrens

Charcoal (25.7)

Nardus stricta

Charcoal (24.6)

Acer opalus

Charcoal (24.4)

Fraxinus excelsior

Charcoal (23.7)

Miscanthus sinensis

Charcoal (23.2)

Larix decidua

Charcoal (22.5)

Quercus kelloggii

Charcoal (22.5)

Vaccinium uliginosum

Charcoal (21.9)

Eucalyptus saligna

Charcoal (21.3)

Pteridium aquilinum

Charcoal (21.3)

Corymbia intermedia

Charcoal (20.4)

Larrea tridentata

Charcoal (20.2)

Centaurea jacea

Charcoal (19.8)

Tetraclinis articulata

Charcoal (19.5)

Ribes magellanicum

Charcoal (18.5)

Buxus sempervirens

Charcoal (18.3)

Nothofagus dombeyi

Charcoal (17.7)

Celtis africana

Charcoal (17.4)

Frangula alnus

Charcoal (17.3)

Artemisia gmelinii

Charcoal (16.1)

Euphorbia rigida

Charcoal (16.1)

Castanea sativa

Charcoal (15.9)

Ilex aquifolium

Charcoal (15.8)

Juniperus communis

Charcoal (15.8)

Carpinus betulus

Charcoal (15.7)

Carex magellanica

Charcoal (14.6)

Calluna vulgaris

Charcoal (13.4)

Vaccinium myrtillus

Charcoal (12.9)

Arenaria bryophylla

Charcoal (12.7)

Quercus ilex

Charcoal (12.7)

Picea mariana

Charcoal (12.5)

Pandanus tectorius

Charcoal (12.4)

Ceiba pentandra

Charcoal (12.1)

Erica arborea

Charcoal (11.5)

Alnus glutinosa

Charcoal (11.4)

Pinus halepensis

Charcoal (11.3)

Clintonia borealis

Charcoal (11.2)

Juniperus phoenicea

Charcoal (11.0)

Rhamnus alaternus

Charcoal (10.9)

Pinus pinaster

Charcoal (10.8)

Fagus sylvatica

Charcoal (10.3)

Betula papyrifera

Charcoal (10.3)

Ephedra fragilis

Charcoal (10.3)

Eucalyptus pellita

Charcoal (10.3)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Charcoal (10.2)

Bromus setifolius

Charcoal (10.1)

Betula platyphylla

Charcoal (9.7)

Pinus brutia

Charcoal (9.6)

Quercus serrata

Charcoal (9.4)

Pinus armandii

Charcoal (9.1)

Lysimachia vulgaris

Charcoal (9.1)

Micropholis guyanensis

Charcoal (9.0)

Bruguiera gymnorhiza

Charcoal (8.8)

Casuarina equisetifolia

Charcoal (8.6)

Oxyria digyna

Charcoal (8.6)

Quercus brantii

Charcoal (8.5)

Betula pendula

Charcoal (8.4)

Larix laricina

Charcoal (8.2)

Cynosurus cristatus

Charcoal (8.2)

Celtis iguanaea

Charcoal (8.2)

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Charcoal (8.1)

Ficus sur

Charcoal (8.0)

Eucalyptus ovata

Charcoal (7.6)

Pinus pinea

Charcoal (7.5)

Chamaedaphne calyculata

Charcoal (7.0)

Ipomoea pes-caprae

Charcoal (6.9)

Cornus canadensis

Charcoal (6.8)

Quercus robur

Charcoal (6.7)

Rubus chamaemorus

Charcoal (6.6)

Salvinia cucullata

Charcoal (6.6)

Corynocarpus laevigatus

Charcoal (6.5)

Cyperus longus

Charcoal (6.3)

Clarkia springvillensis

Charcoal (6.1)

Betula pubescens

Charcoal (6.1)

Corylus avellana

Charcoal (6.0)

Menyanthes trifoliata

Charcoal (6.0)

Casearia decandra

Charcoal (5.8)

Pinus ponderosa

Charcoal (5.8)

Ledum groenlandicum

Charcoal (5.8)

Allocasuarina verticillata

Charcoal (5.7)

Crinum macowanii

Charcoal (5.3)

Kalmia angustifolia

Charcoal (5.1)

Castanopsis sclerophylla

Charcoal (5.0)

Fitzroya cupressoides

Charcoal (4.5)

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Charcoal (4.3)

Cornus sanguinea

Charcoal (4.1)

Cocos nucifera

Charcoal (4.1)

Adenocarpus viscosus


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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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