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

Species attracting attention:
for likely insect repellent production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely insect repellent production
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]  [genetics]  [grain legume]  [green manure]  [hemiparasite]  [honey]  [host for disease]  [industrial product]  [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

Insect Repellent (83.7)

Melaleuca ericifolia

Insect Repellent (77.5)

Leptospermum petersonii

Insect Repellent (71.5)

Lindera melissifolia

Insect Repellent (61.7)

Corymbia citriodora

Insect Repellent (51.0)

Vitex negundo

Insect Repellent (35.3)

Boesenbergia rotunda

Insect Repellent (33.6)

Eucalyptus radiata

Insect Repellent (28.6)

Callicarpa americana

Insect Repellent (27.3)

Callitris columellaris

Insect Repellent (24.4)

Eremophila mitchellii

Insect Repellent (23.2)

Backhousia citriodora

Insect Repellent (22.8)

Boswellia papyrifera

Insect Repellent (21.7)

Eucalyptus citriodora

Insect Repellent (18.0)

Eucalyptus maculata

Insect Repellent (15.9)

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Insect Repellent (15.0)

Cassia nigricans

Insect Repellent (14.6)

Cymbopogon nardus

Insect Repellent (14.1)

Abies koreana

Insect Repellent (12.4)

Eucalyptus perriniana

Insect Repellent (11.7)

Pinus pumila

Insect Repellent (10.5)

Litsea cubeba

Insect Repellent (7.9)

Curcuma aromatica

Insect Repellent (7.6)

Boswellia carteri

Insect Repellent (7.4)

Aloe ferox

Insect Repellent (7.1)

Citrus hystrix

Insect Repellent (6.9)

Artemisia apiacea

Insect Repellent (6.8)

Ocimum americanum

Insect Repellent (5.6)

Boesenbergia pandurata

Insect Repellent (4.5)

Cleistocalyx operculatus

Insect Repellent (4.4)

Calamintha nepeta

Insect Repellent (4.4)

Artemisia arborescens

Insect Repellent (3.3)

Carapa guianensis


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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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