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

Species attracting attention:
as likely food for humans


The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely food for humans
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]  [fodder]  [food dye]  [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

Food For Humans (80.6)

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus

Food For Humans (32.3)

Aeluropus lagopoides

Food For Humans (25.4)

Prosopis ferox

Food For Humans (20.0)

Pleurochaete squarrosa

Food For Humans (16.8)

Canavalia maritima

Food For Humans (16.3)

Acacia victoriae

Food For Humans (13.6)

Ziziphus lotus

Food For Humans (12.8)

Lycium shawii

Food For Humans (12.6)

Canarium indicum

Food For Humans (12.5)

Derris trifoliata

Food For Humans (11.4)

Tylosema esculentum

Food For Humans (10.2)

Chamaesyce maculata

Food For Humans (9.6)

Lycopodium serratum

Food For Humans (7.3)

Prosopis flexuosa

Food For Humans (6.6)

Festuca nigrescens

Food For Humans (6.4)

Panicum turgidum

Food For Humans (4.9)

Allium ampeloprasum

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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