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

Species attracting attention:
for likely erosion control

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely erosion control
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]  [cosmetics]  [cut flower]  [dietary fibre]  [dye]  [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

Erosion Control (84.2)

Crotalaria lachnophora

Erosion Control (65.5)

Borassus aethiopum

Erosion Control (55.6)

Mauritia flexuosa

Erosion Control (55.1)

Selenodesmium elongatum

Erosion Control (54.6)

Juncus acutus

Erosion Control (49.5)

Pleurochaete squarrosa

Erosion Control (45.7)

Anthyllis cytisoides

Erosion Control (39.2)

Collema coccophorum

Erosion Control (34.1)

Lygeum spartum

Erosion Control (31.6)

Piptatherum miliaceum

Erosion Control (27.5)

Borassus flabellifer

Erosion Control (25.9)

Glyceria striata

Erosion Control (22.4)

Brachypodium retusum

Erosion Control (18.6)

Dittrichia viscosa

Erosion Control (17.5)

Maireana brevifolia

Erosion Control (17.3)

Elymus virginicus

Erosion Control (16.3)

Suaeda vera

Erosion Control (15.3)

Juncus tenuis

Erosion Control (13.1)

Brachypodium phoenicoides

Erosion Control (12.9)

Mahonia aquifolium

Erosion Control (12.3)

Achnatherum robustum

Erosion Control (11.9)

Calystegia soldanella

Erosion Control (9.6)

Atriplex halimus

Erosion Control (9.1)

Salix humboldtiana

Erosion Control (8.5)

Stipa tenacissima

Erosion Control (8.4)

Brabejum stellatifolium

Erosion Control (7.9)

Alnus viridis

Erosion Control (7.6)

Ranunculus glacialis

Erosion Control (6.9)

Dorycnium pentaphyllum

Erosion Control (5.6)

Eucalyptus largiflorens

Erosion Control (5.4)

Vetiveria zizanioides

Erosion Control (5.4)

Leymus arenarius

Erosion Control (5.0)

Ligustrum lucidum

Erosion Control (5.0)

Paraserianthes lophantha

Erosion Control (4.8)

Elymus glaucus

Erosion Control (4.6)

Castanopsis sclerophylla

Erosion Control (4.0)

Bituminaria bituminosa

Erosion Control (3.3)

Collema tenax

Erosion Control (3.2)

Calycophyllum candidissimum

Erosion Control (3.0)

Boehmeria nivea

Erosion Control (1.4)

Arundinaria gigantea


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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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