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

Species attracting attention:
as a likely nut producer

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely nut producer
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]  [insect repellent]  [insectivorous]  [jewellery]  [medicinal]  [model]  [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

Nut (90.8)

Juglans regia

Nut (87.6)

Bertholletia excelsa

Nut (82.0)

Anacardium occidentale

Nut (74.6)

Vitellaria paradoxa

Nut (65.1)

Corylus avellana

Nut (60.8)

Gevuina avellana

Nut (60.1)

Pinus pinea

Nut (56.7)

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Nut (55.2)

Arachis hypogaea

Nut (50.6)

Areca catechu

Nut (47.4)

Anacardium humile

Nut (41.9)

Pinus koraiensis

Nut (41.6)

Cyperus rotundus

Nut (39.3)

Amygdalus communis

Nut (38.1)

Cocos nucifera

Nut (37.3)

Rosa rubiginosa

Nut (33.7)

Orbignya phalerata

Nut (33.4)

Castanea crenata

Nut (31.9)

Bunias orientalis

Nut (30.8)

Semecarpus anacardium

Nut (28.9)

Iris virginica

Nut (28.0)

Dipteryx odorata

Nut (22.7)

Piper betle

Nut (21.1)

Chamaelirium luteum

Nut (17.2)

Argania spinosa

Nut (17.0)

Sorbus torminalis

Nut (13.0)

Mauritia flexuosa

Nut (12.8)

Pistacia atlantica

Nut (12.6)

Gustavia superba

Nut (12.0)

Diplotaxis erucoides

Nut (11.8)

Castanea sativa

Nut (11.2)

Elaeis guineensis

Nut (11.0)

Phyllanthus maderaspatensis

Nut (10.2)

Emilia sonchifolia

Nut (9.8)

Allocasuarina verticillata

Nut (9.5)

Prunus armeniaca

Nut (9.2)

Canarium schweinfurthii

Nut (9.1)

Sesamum indicum

Nut (8.8)

Acrocomia aculeata

Nut (8.7)

Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Nut (8.3)

Platycarya strobilacea

Nut (8.2)

Canarium indicum

Nut (7.3)

Caryocar brasiliense

Nut (7.1)

Loranthus micranthus

Nut (6.9)

Solanum trilobatum

Nut (6.1)

Virola calophylla

Nut (5.3)

Wasabia japonica

Nut (5.1)

Theobroma cacao

Nut (4.6)

Corylus heterophylla

Nut (3.5)

Eleocharis dulcis

Nut (3.2)

Astrocaryum vulgare


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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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