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

Species attracting attention:
as likely fodder production species

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely fodder species
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]  [erosion control]  [essential oil]  [flavouring/spice]  [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

Fodder (88.5)

Symplocos paniculata

Fodder (53.7)

Biserrula pelecinus

Fodder (52.4)

Albizia julibrissin

Fodder (48.0)

Stipagrostis ciliata

Fodder (47.2)

Celtis australis

Fodder (46.7)

Cerastium arvense

Fodder (39.9)

Albizia procera

Fodder (35.6)

Khaya senegalensis

Fodder (33.8)

Atriplex nummularia

Fodder (33.8)

Bromus madritensis

Fodder (26.4)

Bituminaria bituminosa

Fodder (24.4)

Faidherbia albida

Fodder (23.1)

Erythrina variegata

Fodder (22.8)

Panicum turgidum

Fodder (20.8)

Lysiloma latisiliquum

Fodder (20.4)

Paronychia argentea

Fodder (20.1)

Salsola vermiculata

Fodder (18.7)

Berberis aristata

Fodder (17.4)

Maireana brevifolia

Fodder (17.3)

Bauhinia variegata

Fodder (15.4)

Cactus opuntia

Fodder (15.1)

Cenchrus ciliaris

Fodder (13.2)

Ficus hispida

Fodder (11.9)

Acacia nilotica

Fodder (10.2)

Gliricidia sepium

Fodder (10.1)

Crotalaria micans

Fodder (10.0)

Centaurea virgata

Fodder (8.0)

Guazuma ulmifolia

Fodder (7.6)

Bromus diandrus

Fodder (7.4)

Astrebla lappacea

Fodder (6.2)

Acacia tortilis

Fodder (6.1)

Calliandra calothyrsus

Fodder (6.0)

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

Fodder (5.9)

Acacia salicina

Fodder (5.9)

Medicago polymorpha

Fodder (5.8)

Acacia saligna

Fodder (5.6)

Hedysarum coronarium

Fodder (5.6)

Centaurea iberica

Fodder (5.6)

Juniperus excelsa

Fodder (5.1)

Atriplex amnicola

Fodder (5.0)

Madia sativa

Fodder (4.9)

Heteropappus altaicus

Fodder (2.4)

Acacia angustissima

Fodder (2.4)

Atriplex lampa


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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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