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

Species attracting attention:
for likely genetic studies

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely genetic studies
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]  [food for humans]  [forage]  [fruit]  [fuelwood]  [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

Genetics (80.4)

Lotus wrangelianus

Genetics (71.0)

Pinus albicaulis

Genetics (60.6)

Trifolium pallescens

Genetics (54.7)

Helianthus paradoxus

Genetics (45.2)

Arabis alpina

Genetics (44.2)

Collinsia sparsiflora

Genetics (42.7)

Linanthus parryae

Genetics (36.7)

Oryza meridionalis

Genetics (34.9)

Pinus flexilis

Genetics (34.4)

Illicium floridanum

Genetics (33.7)

Amborella trichopoda

Genetics (32.4)

Clarkia dudleyana

Genetics (31.8)

Huperzia lucidula

Genetics (31.6)

Leymus racemosus

Genetics (26.4)

Ceratopteris richardii

Genetics (26.3)

Oryza australiensis

Genetics (25.6)

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora

Genetics (24.4)

Physcomitrella patens

Genetics (22.6)

Antirrhinum majus

Genetics (22.2)

Hordeum brevisubulatum

Genetics (22.1)

Thellungiella salsuginea

Genetics (21.9)

Eschscholzia californica

Genetics (21.1)

Helianthus petiolaris

Genetics (20.7)

Solanum bulbocastanum

Genetics (20.5)

Tragopogon miscellus

Genetics (19.7)

Oryza longistaminata

Genetics (18.5)

Hordeum spontaneum

Genetics (17.5)

Nicotiana benthamiana

Genetics (17.1)

Marchantia polymorpha

Genetics (16.3)

Gnetum gnemon

Genetics (16.2)

Oenothera biennis

Genetics (15.1)

Crinum macowanii

Genetics (14.1)

Flaveria bidentis

Genetics (14.1)

Archidendron ellipticum

Genetics (13.7)

Arabis drummondii

Genetics (13.6)

Narcissus papyraceus

Genetics (12.9)

Galanthus nivalis

Genetics (12.4)

Clarkia breweri

Genetics (12.4)

Cyclamen persicum

Genetics (12.4)

Pleurochaete squarrosa

Genetics (12.1)

Ceratodon purpureus

Genetics (12.0)

Umbellularia californica

Genetics (12.0)

Parmelina quercina

Genetics (11.4)

Avena barbata

Genetics (11.4)

Pinus armandii

Genetics (10.9)

Eucalyptus gunnii

Genetics (10.7)

Austrobaileya scandens

Genetics (10.1)

Catharanthus roseus

Genetics (9.6)

Populus alba

Genetics (9.6)

Linaria vulgaris

Genetics (9.6)

Mahonia nervosa

Genetics (9.4)

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

Genetics (9.2)

Banksia hookeriana

Genetics (9.1)

Sisyrinchium micranthum

Genetics (9.0)

Macrothelypteris torresiana

Genetics (8.6)

Banksia attenuata

Genetics (8.5)

Erinus alpinus

Genetics (8.5)

Oryza nivara

Genetics (8.5)

Ranunculus glacialis

Genetics (8.4)

Campanulastrum americanum

Genetics (8.1)

Phalaenopsis amabilis

Genetics (8.0)

Arabis divaricarpa

Genetics (7.8)

Caladenia tentaculata

Genetics (7.7)

Brassica rapa

Genetics (7.4)

Lobelia siphilitica

Genetics (7.4)

Ranunculus macranthus

Genetics (7.1)

Festuca eskia

Genetics (7.0)

Coriaria nepalensis

Genetics (7.0)

Eucalyptus urophylla

Genetics (7.0)

Annona cornifolia

Genetics (6.7)

Quercus kelloggii

Genetics (6.7)

Lygodium microphyllum

Genetics (6.5)

Salicornia brachiata

Genetics (6.4)

Brachypodium distachyon

Genetics (6.4)

Mimulus lewisii

Genetics (6.2)

Rubus nivalis

Genetics (6.0)

Clarkia concinna

Genetics (5.9)

Oryza rufipogon

Genetics (5.7)

Clarkia springvillensis

Genetics (5.3)

Populus tomentosa

Genetics (5.3)

Diodia teres

Genetics (5.2)

Wollemia nobilis

Genetics (5.1)

Iberis amara

Genetics (5.1)

Populus euphratica

Genetics (4.9)

Laelia rubescens

Genetics (4.8)

Nicotiana sylvestris

Genetics (4.8)

Argania spinosa

Genetics (4.7)

Craterostigma plantagineum

Genetics (4.3)

Leptosiphon bicolor

Genetics (3.8)

Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Genetics (3.1)

Aquilegia formosa

Genetics (3.1)

Aquilegia pubescens

Genetics (2.7)

Clarkia pulchella

Genetics (2.7)

Astragalus bibullatus

Genetics (2.7)

Clarkia xantiana

Genetics (2.2)

Aegilops tauschii

Genetics (2.0)

Chamaelirium luteum


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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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