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

Species attracting attention:
for likely oilseed/fat production

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

Please note: Some species identified as “oilseed/fat” were actually species frequently associated with oilseeds,
such as weeds of oilseed crops

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]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [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

Oilseed/Fat (81.9)

Boea hygroscopica

Oilseed/Fat (67.0)

Eugenia jambolana

Oilseed/Fat (59.5)

Acanthophoenix rubra

Oilseed/Fat (51.1)

Averrhoa bilimbi

Oilseed/Fat (44.9)

Borago officinalis

Oilseed/Fat (43.4)

Carthamus tinctorius

Oilseed/Fat (42.4)

Glossogyne tenuifolia

Oilseed/Fat (40.6)

Symplocos cochinchinensis

Oilseed/Fat (40.1)

Ceratodon purpureus

Oilseed/Fat (39.5)

Hippophae rhamnoides

Oilseed/Fat (38.3)

Crithmum maritimum

Oilseed/Fat (34.5)

Hybanthus enneaspermus

Oilseed/Fat (34.0)

Xylocarpus moluccensis

Oilseed/Fat (32.9)

Guizotia abyssinica

Oilseed/Fat (32.7)

Caesalpinia bonducella

Oilseed/Fat (32.1)

Coccinia indica

Oilseed/Fat (31.1)

Bruguiera parviflora

Oilseed/Fat (29.3)

Cakile maritima

Oilseed/Fat (29.2)

Morus indica

Oilseed/Fat (29.2)

Sesamum indicum

Oilseed/Fat (28.5)

Craterostigma plantagineum

Oilseed/Fat (27.9)

Macrothelypteris torresiana

Oilseed/Fat (26.9)

Cudrania cochinchinensis

Oilseed/Fat (25.4)

Linum usitatissimum

Oilseed/Fat (25.2)

Emblica officinalis

Oilseed/Fat (25.0)

Cladina arbuscula

Oilseed/Fat (24.7)

Phyllanthus niruri

Oilseed/Fat (24.4)

Bauhinia monandra

Oilseed/Fat (24.3)

Hakea prostrata

Oilseed/Fat (24.2)

Garcinia cambogia

Oilseed/Fat (22.5)

Salvia virgata

Oilseed/Fat (22.4)

Lumnitzera racemosa

Oilseed/Fat (22.4)

Marchantia polymorpha

Oilseed/Fat (22.0)

Momordica charantia

Oilseed/Fat (21.6)

Physcomitrella patens

Oilseed/Fat (20.3)

Brassica campestris

Oilseed/Fat (20.3)

Flavocetraria cucullata

Oilseed/Fat (19.6)

Semecarpus anacardium

Oilseed/Fat (19.6)

Hylococcus sericeus

Oilseed/Fat (19.0)

Sphagnum fuscum

Oilseed/Fat (18.7)

Salicornia brachiata

Oilseed/Fat (18.0)

Terminalia arjuna

Oilseed/Fat (17.9)

Cassia auriculata

Oilseed/Fat (16.8)

Umbellularia californica

Oilseed/Fat (16.3)

Salvia hispanica

Oilseed/Fat (16.1)

Oenothera biennis

Oilseed/Fat (16.1)

Helicteres isora

Oilseed/Fat (16.0)

Garcinia kola

Oilseed/Fat (15.9)

Zizyphus spina-christi

Oilseed/Fat (15.7)

Momordica dioica

Oilseed/Fat (15.5)

Ricinus communis

Oilseed/Fat (15.4)

Artemisia herba-alba

Oilseed/Fat (15.4)

Thellungiella salsuginea

Oilseed/Fat (14.7)

Cornus kousa

Oilseed/Fat (14.5)

Aegle marmelos

Oilseed/Fat (14.0)

Ocimum sanctum

Oilseed/Fat (13.8)

Plagiomnium cuspidatum

Oilseed/Fat (13.6)

Gleditsia sinensis

Oilseed/Fat (13.5)

Lysimachia japonica

Oilseed/Fat (12.9)

Brassica rapa

Oilseed/Fat (12.9)

Lesquerella fendleri

Oilseed/Fat (12.8)

Ajuga iva

Oilseed/Fat (12.5)

Perilla frutescens

Oilseed/Fat (12.0)

Vernicia fordii

Oilseed/Fat (11.8)

Bauhinia forficata

Oilseed/Fat (11.6)

Fortunella hindsii

Oilseed/Fat (11.4)

Gymnema sylvestre

Oilseed/Fat (11.0)

Madia sativa

Oilseed/Fat (10.9)

Rhus verniciflua

Oilseed/Fat (10.9)

Annona squamosa

Oilseed/Fat (10.6)

Pinus koraiensis

Oilseed/Fat (10.5)

Nerium oleander

Oilseed/Fat (10.2)

Acer pseudoplatanus

Oilseed/Fat (10.2)

Trigonella foenum-graecum

Oilseed/Fat (10.0)

Quillaja saponaria

Oilseed/Fat (10.0)

Silybum marianum

Oilseed/Fat (9.7)

Morus alba

Oilseed/Fat (9.7)

Andromeda polifolia

Oilseed/Fat (9.7)

Eschscholtzia californica

Oilseed/Fat (9.6)

Helianthus annuus

Oilseed/Fat (9.5)

Garcinia indica

Oilseed/Fat (9.4)

Dillenia indica

Oilseed/Fat (9.3)

Nigella sativa

Oilseed/Fat (8.9)

Syzygium cumini

Oilseed/Fat (8.9)

Pilea microphylla

Oilseed/Fat (8.5)

Withania somnifera

Oilseed/Fat (8.5)

Nelumbo nucifera

Oilseed/Fat (8.5)

Phyllanthus maderaspatensis

Oilseed/Fat (8.5)

Bauhinia purpurea

Oilseed/Fat (8.4)

Artemisia capillaris

Oilseed/Fat (8.4)

Pterocarpus santalinus

Oilseed/Fat (8.3)

Nicotiana benthamiana

Oilseed/Fat (8.0)

Desmodium gangeticum

Oilseed/Fat (8.0)

Coccinia cordifolia

Oilseed/Fat (7.9)

Retama raetam

Oilseed/Fat (7.8)

Catharanthus roseus

Oilseed/Fat (7.3)

Curcuma xanthorrhiza

Oilseed/Fat (7.2)

Undaria pinnatifida

Oilseed/Fat (7.1)

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Oilseed/Fat (6.9)

Aralia elata

Oilseed/Fat (6.8)

Moringa oleifera

Oilseed/Fat (6.7)

Lygodium flexuosum

Oilseed/Fat (6.7)

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Oilseed/Fat (6.6)

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Oilseed/Fat (6.5)

Aphanamixis polystachya

Oilseed/Fat (6.4)

Cucumis sativus

Oilseed/Fat (6.4)

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Oilseed/Fat (6.0)

Asparagus racemosus

Oilseed/Fat (6.0)

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Oilseed/Fat (5.8)

Embelia ribes

Oilseed/Fat (5.7)

Loranthus micranthus

Oilseed/Fat (5.5)

Crataegus pinnatifida

Oilseed/Fat (5.4)

Curcuma longa

Oilseed/Fat (5.4)

Ginkgo biloba

Oilseed/Fat (5.3)

Erythrina cristagalli

Oilseed/Fat (5.3)

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Oilseed/Fat (5.2)

Sphaeranthus indicus

Oilseed/Fat (5.2)

Tylosema esculentum

Oilseed/Fat (5.1)

Ginko biloba

Oilseed/Fat (5.1)

Piper longum

Oilseed/Fat (5.1)

Salvia plebeia

Oilseed/Fat (5.0)

Albizia kalkora

Oilseed/Fat (5.0)

Momordica cochinchinensis

Oilseed/Fat (3.5)

Camelina sativa

Oilseed/Fat (3.1)

Enteromorpha prolifera

Oilseed/Fat (3.1)

Cucumis trigonus

Oilseed/Fat (2.6)

Argania spinosa

Oilseed/Fat (2.1)

Cerbera odollam


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