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

Species attracting attention:
as likely honey-producing species


The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely honey production
amongst the 68 crop uses/products investigated for each species

Please note: Some species were identified as likely honey producers
but may have been the focus of flower structure or pollination studies


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]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [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

Honey (96.7)

Eucryphia lucida

Honey (96.4)

Pyrostegia venusta

Honey (96.3)

Fuchsia magellanica

Honey (96.2)

Eucalyptus leucoxylon

Honey (94.7)

Comparettia falcata

Honey (93.4)

Epilobium canum

Honey (93.1)

Aloe marlothii

Honey (92.9)

Melastoma affine

Honey (92.2)

Leptospermum scoparium

Honey (91.9)

Echium vulgare

Honey (90.5)

Erythrina speciosa

Honey (89.7)

Corydalis ambigua

Honey (89.6)

Calothamnus quadrifidus

Honey (88.1)

Helleborus foetidus

Honey (85.5)

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Honey (84.1)

Polemonium viscosum

Honey (78.7)

Gymnadenia conopsea

Honey (78.7)

Arbutus unedo

Honey (75.9)

Banksia menziesii

Honey (75.6)

Aquilegia formosa

Honey (75.4)

Ipomopsis aggregata

Honey (73.4)

Macaranga tanarius

Honey (73.3)

Eucalyptus melliodora

Honey (71.7)

Erica arborea

Honey (70.0)

Kunzea ericoides

Honey (66.6)

Anthyllis vulneraria

Honey (66.5)

Ionopsis utricularioides

Honey (66.4)

Echium plantagineum

Honey (66.2)

Grevillea barklyana

Honey (63.1)

Claytonia virginica

Honey (63.1)

Linaria vulgaris

Honey (59.4)

Grevillea macleayana

Honey (58.8)

Cistus creticus

Honey (58.4)

Caryocar brasiliense

Honey (55.6)

Banksia ilicifolia

Honey (53.9)

Goodyera oblongifolia

Honey (52.7)

Calendula arvensis

Honey (51.6)

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Honey (51.2)

Asphodelus aestivus

Honey (50.7)

Psychilis monensis

Honey (50.0)

Linum lewisii

Honey (49.4)

Callistemon viminalis

Honey (48.3)

Calluna vulgaris

Honey (47.5)

Artemisia thuscula

Honey (47.0)

Armeria pungens

Honey (46.9)

Lobularia maritima

Honey (45.8)

Grevillea robusta

Honey (45.2)

Asclepias syriaca

Honey (43.7)

Banksia prionotes

Honey (42.3)

Dorycnium pentaphyllum

Honey (41.7)

Epilobium angustifolium

Honey (40.9)

Sedum lanceolatum

Honey (40.5)

Carnegiea gigantea

Honey (40.4)

Aquilegia pubescens

Honey (40.0)

Knautia arvensis

Honey (39.7)

Cistus monspeliensis

Honey (38.5)

Impatiens capensis

Honey (37.8)

Calicotome spinosa

Honey (37.7)

Lonicera caerulea

Honey (37.0)

Lavandula stoechas

Honey (36.4)

Amorpha fruticosa

Honey (36.3)

Carduus nutans

Honey (36.1)

Ipomoea indica

Honey (34.9)

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Honey (34.8)

Campanula rotundifolia

Honey (34.6)

Silene virginica

Honey (34.2)

Robinia pseudoacacia

Honey (34.2)

Cytisus villosus

Honey (34.1)

Lonicera japonica

Honey (32.6)

Cyclopia genistoides

Honey (30.7)

Epipactis helleborine

Honey (30.3)

Lonicera maackii

Honey (30.2)

Oenothera macrocarpa

Honey (29.4)

Banksia sphaerocarpa

Honey (28.0)

Leonotis leonurus

Honey (27.7)

Eucalyptus largiflorens

Honey (26.8)

Cleistes bifaria

Honey (25.7)

Viburnum tinus

Honey (25.4)

Petrorhagia velutina

Honey (24.7)

Datura wrightii

Honey (24.4)

Ecballium elaterium

Honey (23.8)

Capparis spinosa

Honey (23.3)

Caladenia tentaculata

Honey (23.2)

Eucalyptus tricarpa

Honey (22.8)

Phoenix canariensis

Honey (22.1)

Boswellia sacra

Honey (21.9)

Lavandula latifolia

Honey (20.6)

Callistemon citrinus

Honey (20.2)

Brassavola nodosa

Honey (20.0)

Castanea sativa

Honey (19.3)

Metrosideros excelsa

Honey (19.2)

Fagopyrum esculentum

Honey (19.1)

Diplotaxis erucoides

Honey (19.0)

Cucurbita pepo

Honey (18.7)

Cyclopia subternata

Honey (18.5)

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Honey (18.4)

Gelsemium sempervirens

Honey (18.4)

Bruguiera gymnorhiza

Honey (17.8)

Chamaecytisus proliferus

Honey (17.7)

Orchis morio

Honey (17.0)

Asparagus acutifolius

Honey (16.9)

Ipomoea carnea

Honey (16.8)

Centaurea calcitrapa

Honey (16.7)

Impatiens glandulifera

Honey (16.5)

Archontophoenix alexandrae

Honey (16.4)

Asclepias incarnata

Honey (16.2)

Aloe ferox

Honey (15.7)

Kallstroemia grandiflora

Honey (15.2)

Cistus ladaniferus

Honey (14.8)

Mimulus ringens

Honey (14.4)

Cistus salviifolius

Honey (14.0)

Centaurea jacea

Honey (14.0)

Metrosideros umbellata

Honey (13.8)

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Honey (13.4)

Banksia attenuata

Honey (13.2)

Ipomoea pes-caprae

Honey (11.8)

Diplotaxis virgata

Honey (11.8)

Myrica faya

Honey (11.6)

Asparagus asparagoides

Honey (11.6)

Crataegus laevigata

Honey (11.5)

Cistus ladanifer

Honey (11.3)

Pinus pumila

Honey (11.3)

Spondias pinnata

Honey (11.1)

Oxyria digyna

Honey (11.0)

Hibiscus moscheutos

Honey (11.0)

Phlomis fruticosa

Honey (10.9)

Nicotiana alata

Honey (10.8)

Cynoglossum officinale

Honey (10.7)

Dittrichia viscosa

Honey (10.7)

Phyla canescens

Honey (10.7)

Pontederia cordata

Honey (10.6)

Clausena lansium

Honey (10.5)

Narcissus assoanus

Honey (10.3)

Eryngium campestre

Honey (10.1)

Embothrium coccineum

Honey (9.9)

Nicotiana attenuata

Honey (9.8)

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Honey (9.8)

Erythrina caffra

Honey (9.7)

Prosopis velutina

Honey (9.4)

Akebia trifoliata

Honey (9.2)

Thymus capitatus

Honey (9.0)

Crotalaria micans

Honey (8.9)

Withania aristata

Honey (8.8)

Azorina vidalii

Honey (8.8)

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Honey (8.7)

Ziziphus lotus

Honey (8.6)

Astragalus sinicus

Honey (8.6)

Chamaerops humilis

Honey (8.6)

Vicia cracca

Honey (8.3)

Dianthus deltoides

Honey (8.2)

Chamaecrista fasciculata

Honey (7.6)

Anthyllis cytisoides

Honey (7.2)

Ranunculus acris

Honey (6.9)

Malus orientalis

Honey (6.7)

Primula vulgaris

Honey (6.6)

Goodyera repens

Honey (6.5)

Silene latifolia

Honey (6.4)

Pancratium maritimum

Honey (6.2)

Linanthus parryae

Honey (6.1)

Ilex pedunculosa

Honey (5.9)

Rubus ulmifolius

Honey (5.7)

Rosmarinus officinalis

Honey (5.4)

Solanum americanum

Honey (5.3)

Eucalyptus microcarpa

Honey (5.1)

Ipomoea purpurea

Honey (4.9)

Coridothymus capitatus

Honey (4.9)

Dryas integrifolia

Honey (4.9)

Raphanus raphanistrum

Honey (4.9)

Lysimachia japonica

Honey (4.5)

Nemophila menziesii

Honey (4.4)

Cassia didymobotrya

Honey (4.1)

Aquilegia caerulea

Honey (3.9)

Arachnitis uniflora

Honey (3.6)

Beilschmiedia pendula

Honey (2.5)

Alliaria petiolata

 


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