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

Species attracting attention:
for likely cosmetics production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely cosmetics 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]  [charcoal]  [chewing]  [clothing fibre]  [companion plant]  [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

Cosmetics (68.3)

Collema cristatum

Cosmetics (66.4)

Eucalyptus perriniana

Cosmetics (39.8)

Dittrichia graveolens

Cosmetics (28.6)

Calendula officinalis

Cosmetics (25.8)

Alpinia mutica

Cosmetics (24.2)

Artemisia capillaris

Cosmetics (24.1)

Callicarpa americana

Cosmetics (23.3)

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Cosmetics (23.2)

Dioscorea villosa

Cosmetics (21.9)

Selenodesmium elongatum

Cosmetics (20.3)

Aloe barbadensis

Cosmetics (16.8)

Lonicera caerulea

Cosmetics (14.9)

Aloe vera

Cosmetics (13.9)

Tamarix chinensis

Cosmetics (13.3)

Frangula purshiana

Cosmetics (12.7)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata

Cosmetics (12.7)

Benincasa hispida

Cosmetics (11.4)

Paullinia cupana

Cosmetics (11.2)

Bryonia laciniosa

Cosmetics (10.3)

Tasmannia lanceolata

Cosmetics (10.1)

Osmanthus fragrans

Cosmetics (9.2)

Cornus officinalis

Cosmetics (9.1)

Platycarya strobilacea

Cosmetics (8.5)

Bupleurum falcatum

Cosmetics (8.2)

Arctium lappa

Cosmetics (7.7)

Eupatorium lindleyanum

Cosmetics (7.4)

Rhus chinensis

Cosmetics (6.8)

Ipomoea nil

Cosmetics (6.7)

Mallotus philippensis

Cosmetics (6.3)

Cudrania cochinchinensis

Cosmetics (6.2)

Lawsonia inermis

Cosmetics (6.0)

Aruncus dioicus

Cosmetics (6.0)

Hamamelis virginiana

Cosmetics (5.9)

Eugenia brasiliensis

Cosmetics (5.8)

Polygonum multiflorum

Cosmetics (5.8)

Crocus sativus

Cosmetics (4.4)

Chelidonium majus


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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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