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

Species attracting attention:
for likely ornamental use


The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely ornamental use
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]  [nut]  [nutraceutical]  [oilseed/fat]  [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

Ornamental (91.9)

Astragalus albens

Ornamental (84.5)

Ceanothus verrucosus

Ornamental (79.5)

Copernicia alba

Ornamental (78.5)

Lathyrus linifolius

Ornamental (62.7)

Eucalyptus tricarpa

Ornamental (59.0)

Eucalyptus salubris

Ornamental (56.3)

Campanula patula

Ornamental (54.5)

Eucalyptus albens

Ornamental (52.4)

Bursera fagaroides

Ornamental (51.8)

Bouteloua eriopoda

Ornamental (49.3)

Helianthemum nummularium

Ornamental (48.3)

Berberis thunbergii

Ornamental (47.9)

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Ornamental (47.7)

Pseudophoenix sargentii

Ornamental (46.3)

Melampodium cinereum

Ornamental (46.2)

Eucalyptus microcarpa

Ornamental (45.7)

Succisa pratensis

Ornamental (45.3)

Bromus erectus

Ornamental (45.2)

Mycelis muralis

Ornamental (43.9)

Rauvolfia tetraphylla

Ornamental (43.7)

Nothofagus cunninghamii

Ornamental (43.3)

Galium album

Ornamental (41.9)

Potentilla fruticosa

Ornamental (41.6)

Astragalus angustifolius

Ornamental (40.1)

Stipa breviflora

Ornamental (39.2)

Lepraria incana

Ornamental (38.7)

Brachypodium pinnatum

Ornamental (37.7)

Sisyrinchium micranthum

Ornamental (37.3)

Buddleja davidii

Ornamental (36.8)

Primula veris

Ornamental (36.8)

Artemisia gmelinii

Ornamental (36.5)

Brachypodium rupestre

Ornamental (36.1)

Spathodea campanulata

Ornamental (35.7)

Plumbago auriculata

Ornamental (35.1)

Bougainvillea spectabilis

Ornamental (34.0)

Arabis divaricarpa

Ornamental (33.8)

Collema coccophorum

Ornamental (33.7)

Eucalyptus salmonophloia

Ornamental (33.4)

Cordyline fruticosa

Ornamental (33.0)

Anthriscus sylvestris

Ornamental (32.8)

Grevillea pteridifolia

Ornamental (32.7)

Rhaphiolepis indica

Ornamental (32.4)

Carex magellanica

Ornamental (32.1)

Centaurea jacea

Ornamental (31.7)

Cortaderia selloana

Ornamental (31.1)

Nardus stricta

Ornamental (31.0)

Stipa klemenzii

Ornamental (30.7)

Campanula rotundifolia

Ornamental (30.7)

Banksia hookeriana

Ornamental (30.6)

Cirsium oleraceum

Ornamental (30.6)

Chamaerops humilis

Ornamental (30.5)

Allosyncarpia ternata

Ornamental (30.4)

Polytrichastrum alpinum

Ornamental (29.8)

Ephedra fragilis

Ornamental (29.7)

Primula elatior

Ornamental (29.6)

Abies lasiocarpa

Ornamental (29.5)

Platismatia glauca

Ornamental (29.1)

Luzula luzuloides

Ornamental (28.9)

Eucalyptus argophloia

Ornamental (28.2)

Moehringia trinervia

Ornamental (27.7)

Galium palustre

Ornamental (27.4)

Primula vulgaris

Ornamental (26.9)

Maireana astrotricha

Ornamental (26.7)

Cavernularia hultenii

Ornamental (26.6)

Filipendula ulmaria

Ornamental (26.3)

Impatiens glandulifera

Ornamental (26.1)

Leptogium saturninum

Ornamental (25.9)

Ambrosia deltoidea

Ornamental (25.9)

Brachypodium phoenicoides

Ornamental (25.8)

Hypochaeris radicata

Ornamental (25.7)

Eucalyptus cloeziana

Ornamental (25.4)

Molinia caerulea

Ornamental (25.4)

Nassella pulchra

Ornamental (25.4)

Viburnum tinus

Ornamental (25.4)

Crepis biennis

Ornamental (25.3)

Cortaderia jubata

Ornamental (25.2)

Eucalyptus tetrodonta

Ornamental (25.1)

Rubus armeniacus

Ornamental (24.6)

Trifolium campestre

Ornamental (24.6)

Lycopodium annotinum

Ornamental (24.5)

Eucalyptus kochii

Ornamental (24.1)

Miconia calvescens

Ornamental (24.0)

Ledum groenlandicum

Ornamental (23.7)

Carex flacca

Ornamental (23.7)

Filifolium sibiricum

Ornamental (23.5)

Chasmanthium latifolium

Ornamental (23.5)

Quercus agrifolia

Ornamental (23.4)

Ilex pedunculosa

Ornamental (23.2)

Ambrosia dumosa

Ornamental (23.0)

Ranunculus acris

Ornamental (23.0)

Nypa fruticans

Ornamental (23.0)

Galium verum

Ornamental (22.8)

Leontodon autumnalis

Ornamental (22.6)

Carex nigra

Ornamental (22.6)

Galium boreale

Ornamental (22.5)

Schmidtia pappophoroides

Ornamental (22.4)

Iriartea deltoidea

Ornamental (22.3)

Bromus hordeaceus

Ornamental (22.2)

Betula neoalaskana

Ornamental (22.0)

Clarkia concinna

Ornamental (22.0)

Elymus hystrix

Ornamental (21.9)

Dianthus deltoides

Ornamental (21.8)

Aulacomnium palustre

Ornamental (21.4)

Eucalyptus crebra

Ornamental (21.2)

Buxus sempervirens

Ornamental (21.1)

Festuca eskia

Ornamental (20.9)

Brachypodium retusum

Ornamental (20.8)

Luzula campestris

Ornamental (20.7)

Oxyria digyna

Ornamental (20.7)

Eriophorum angustifolium

Ornamental (20.5)

Crataeva magna

Ornamental (20.5)

Allocasuarina verticillata

Ornamental (19.8)

Carex limosa

Ornamental (19.8)

Artemisia frigida

Ornamental (19.6)

Cochlospermum vitifolium

Ornamental (19.3)

Eucalyptus loxophleba

Ornamental (19.2)

Andromeda polifolia

Ornamental (18.9)

Festuca pallescens

Ornamental (18.6)

Hieracium pilosella

Ornamental (18.5)

Avena barbata

Ornamental (18.0)

Solidago gigantea

Ornamental (17.8)

Acer cappadocicum

Ornamental (17.8)

Cytisus scoparius

Ornamental (17.7)

Plantago patagonica

Ornamental (17.6)

Celtis occidentalis

Ornamental (17.4)

Carex duriuscula

Ornamental (17.3)

Linum strictum

Ornamental (17.1)

Calliergonella cuspidata

Ornamental (16.9)

Brosimum alicastrum

Ornamental (16.8)

Deschampsia cespitosa

Ornamental (16.7)

Collinsia parviflora

Ornamental (16.7)

Geum rivale

Ornamental (16.7)

Atriplex tatarica

Ornamental (16.6)

Leucanthemum vulgare

Ornamental (16.6)

Stipagrostis ciliata

Ornamental (16.4)

Poa ligularis

Ornamental (16.3)

Angophora floribunda

Ornamental (16.2)

Calypogeia muelleriana

Ornamental (16.1)

Casearia decandra

Ornamental (16.1)

Paspalum quadrifarium

Ornamental (16.0)

Platismatia norvegica

Ornamental (16.0)

Dryas octopetala

Ornamental (15.9)

Luzula multiflora

Ornamental (15.8)

Aruncus dioicus

Ornamental (15.7)

Cyclamen persicum

Ornamental (15.3)

Acacia papyrocarpa

Ornamental (15.3)

Dryas integrifolia

Ornamental (15.3)

Austrocedrus chilensis

Ornamental (15.1)

Cerastium fontanum

Ornamental (14.9)

Pennisetum setaceum

Ornamental (14.8)

Acer opalus

Ornamental (14.7)

Acacia dealbata

Ornamental (14.6)

Athyrium filix-femina

Ornamental (14.6)

Hyparrhenia hirta

Ornamental (14.5)

Kobresia myosuroides

Ornamental (14.3)

Banksia sphaerocarpa

Ornamental (14.2)

Callistemon citrinus

Ornamental (14.1)

Hypochoeris radicata

Ornamental (14.0)

Potentilla reptans

Ornamental (13.9)

Trifolium pallescens

Ornamental (13.8)

Lobaria pulmonaria

Ornamental (13.8)

Stipagrostis uniplumis

Ornamental (13.6)

Vicia cracca

Ornamental (13.6)

Corynephorus canescens

Ornamental (13.6)

Caragana microphylla

Ornamental (13.5)

Sorbus torminalis

Ornamental (13.4)

Anthyllis vulneraria

Ornamental (13.2)

Livistona chinensis

Ornamental (13.2)

Vaccinium uliginosum

Ornamental (13.2)

Lythrum salicaria

Ornamental (12.9)

Polygonum viviparum

Ornamental (12.8)

Sporobolus africanus

Ornamental (12.8)

Luzula confusa

Ornamental (12.8)

Bauhinia blakeana

Ornamental (12.7)

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Ornamental (12.6)

Eucalyptus ovata

Ornamental (12.3)

Cordia sinensis

Ornamental (12.2)

Wollemia nobilis

Ornamental (12.1)

Cynosurus cristatus

Ornamental (12.1)

Sanguisorba officinalis

Ornamental (12.1)

Eucalyptus aggregata

Ornamental (12.0)

Flavocetraria cucullata

Ornamental (12.0)

Alnus viridis

Ornamental (11.9)

Pinus flexilis

Ornamental (11.8)

Stipa grandis

Ornamental (11.8)

Crepis vesicaria

Ornamental (11.7)

Quercus ilex

Ornamental (11.7)

Flourensia cernua

Ornamental (11.6)

Comarum palustre

Ornamental (11.5)

Knautia arvensis

Ornamental (11.5)

Carex bigelowii

Ornamental (11.5)

Eriophorum vaginatum

Ornamental (11.4)

Glyceria grandis

Ornamental (11.4)

Hordeum brevisubulatum

Ornamental (11.4)

Pinus pumila

Ornamental (11.2)

Metrosideros polymorpha

Ornamental (11.1)

Ardisia crenata

Ornamental (11.1)

Celtis philippensis

Ornamental (11.0)

Juniperus osteosperma

Ornamental (11.0)

Ammophila arenaria

Ornamental (10.9)

Cassia surattensis

Ornamental (10.9)

Cassiope tetragona

Ornamental (10.8)

Bryum pseudotriquetrum

Ornamental (10.7)

Collema cristatum

Ornamental (10.6)

Carpobrotus edulis

Ornamental (10.6)

Schizachyrium scoparium

Ornamental (10.6)

Betula platyphylla

Ornamental (10.6)

Callitris glaucophylla

Ornamental (10.3)

Corymbia intermedia

Ornamental (10.3)

Poa labillardierei

Ornamental (10.2)

Frangula alnus

Ornamental (10.1)

Ailanthus altissima

Ornamental (10.1)

Cochlospermum religiosum

Ornamental (9.9)

Mahonia nervosa

Ornamental (9.9)

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Ornamental (9.8)

Quercus suber

Ornamental (9.8)

Cladina arbuscula

Ornamental (9.7)

Corynocarpus laevigatus

Ornamental (9.7)

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Ornamental (9.7)

Hedychium gardnerianum

Ornamental (9.6)

Lomatium bradshawii

Ornamental (9.5)

Menyanthes trifoliata

Ornamental (9.4)

Eucalyptus rubida

Ornamental (9.4)

Eucalyptus largiflorens

Ornamental (9.4)

Artemisia tridentata

Ornamental (9.3)

Agrostis curtisii

Ornamental (9.3)

Bromus rubens

Ornamental (9.2)

Crataegus monogyna

Ornamental (9.1)

Bruguiera sexangula

Ornamental (9.1)

Parkinsonia florida

Ornamental (9.0)

Bursera simaruba

Ornamental (8.9)

Diodia teres

Ornamental (8.8)

Juniperus communis

Ornamental (8.8)

Fraxinus nigra

Ornamental (8.7)

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Ornamental (8.6)

Buellia griseovirens

Ornamental (8.6)

Lophozia ventricosa

Ornamental (8.6)

Pinus halepensis

Ornamental (8.5)

Lysimachia vulgaris

Ornamental (8.5)

Sorghastrum nutans

Ornamental (8.5)

Milium effusum

Ornamental (8.4)

Acer palmatum

Ornamental (8.3)

Virola calophylla

Ornamental (8.3)

Hypocenomyce scalaris

Ornamental (8.3)

Banksia attenuata

Ornamental (8.1)

Pithecellobium dulce

Ornamental (8.1)

Poa secunda

Ornamental (8.1)

Bouteloua gracilis

Ornamental (8.1)

Trillium grandiflorum

Ornamental (8.0)

Stipa tenacissima

Ornamental (8.0)

Ribes magellanicum

Ornamental (8.0)

Larrea tridentata

Ornamental (7.9)

Salix polaris

Ornamental (7.9)

Micropholis guyanensis

Ornamental (7.8)

Carya cordiformis

Ornamental (7.8)

Empetrum nigrum

Ornamental (7.8)

Mallotus paniculatus

Ornamental (7.6)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Ornamental (7.5)

Nothofagus dombeyi

Ornamental (7.5)

Carnegiea gigantea

Ornamental (7.4)

Agonis flexuosa

Ornamental (7.4)

Deschampsia flexuosa

Ornamental (7.4)

Lotus wrangelianus

Ornamental (7.4)

Cirsium vulgare

Ornamental (7.4)

Eucalyptus radiata

Ornamental (7.4)

Plantago lanceolata

Ornamental (7.3)

Agapanthus praecox

Ornamental (7.3)

Elymus multisetus

Ornamental (7.3)

Juncus tenuis

Ornamental (7.2)

Morella cerifera

Ornamental (7.1)

Festuca nigrescens

Ornamental (7.1)

Festuca hallii

Ornamental (7.1)

Ericameria nauseosa

Ornamental (7.0)

Cerastium arvense

Ornamental (7.0)

Citrus limetta

Ornamental (6.8)

Orthosiphon aristatus

Ornamental (6.8)

Suaeda vera

Ornamental (6.8)

Laelia rubescens

Ornamental (6.8)

Quercus brantii

Ornamental (6.7)

Galium triflorum

Ornamental (6.7)

Carpinus betulus

Ornamental (6.6)

Enterolobium cyclocarpum

Ornamental (6.6)

Ulmus pumila

Ornamental (6.6)

Larix laricina

Ornamental (6.4)

Ranunculus adoneus

Ornamental (6.3)

Eucalyptus microtheca

Ornamental (6.3)

Corymbia ficifolia

Ornamental (6.2)

Sedum lanceolatum

Ornamental (6.2)

Guazuma ulmifolia

Ornamental (6.2)

Carduus crispus

Ornamental (6.2)

Acer platanoides

Ornamental (6.1)

Banksia prionotes

Ornamental (6.1)

Lophostemon confertus

Ornamental (6.1)

Amphibromus scabrivalvis

Ornamental (6.1)

Hypochaeris glabra

Ornamental (6.0)

Quercus kelloggii

Ornamental (5.9)

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Ornamental (5.9)

Cistus ladanifer

Ornamental (5.8)

Populus balsamifera

Ornamental (5.8)

Juncus inflexus

Ornamental (5.7)

Cynoglossum officinale

Ornamental (5.7)

Dryopteris carthusiana

Ornamental (5.7)

Perilla frutescens

Ornamental (5.6)

Corymbia calophylla

Ornamental (5.6)

Spondias pinnata

Ornamental (5.5)

Inga vera

Ornamental (5.4)

Pinus uncinata

Ornamental (5.4)

Ligustrum vulgare

Ornamental (5.4)

Albizia julibrissin

Ornamental (5.4)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Ornamental (5.3)

Eucalyptus melliodora

Ornamental (5.3)

Quercus garryana

Ornamental (5.3)

Polystichum munitum

Ornamental (5.2)

Pinus edulis

Ornamental (5.2)

Calluna vulgaris

Ornamental (5.2)

Ziziphus lotus

Ornamental (5.1)

Ligustrum sinense

Ornamental (5.1)

Celastrus orbiculatus

Ornamental (5.1)

Quercus coccifera

Ornamental (5.0)

Vaccinium oxycoccos

Ornamental (5.0)

Lotus scoparius

Ornamental (5.0)

Schizachyrium sanguineum

Ornamental (4.9)

Manilkara zapota

Ornamental (4.9)

Calycophyllum candidissimum

Ornamental (4.9)

Fitzroya cupressoides

Ornamental (4.8)

Corymbia gummifera

Ornamental (4.8)

Bouteloua curtipendula

Ornamental (4.8)

Pleuraphis jamesii

Ornamental (4.7)

Bischofia javanica

Ornamental (4.6)

Ramalina farinacea

Ornamental (4.3)

Acer macrophyllum

Ornamental (4.2)

Grevillea macleayana

Ornamental (4.1)

Acer campestre

Ornamental (3.9)

Deyeuxia angustifolia

Ornamental (3.9)

Archidendron clypearia

Ornamental (3.9)

Cladonia coniocraea

Ornamental (3.7)

Acrostichum danaeifolium

Ornamental (3.7)

Agrostis vinealis

Ornamental (3.6)

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

Ornamental (3.4)

Coronilla minima

Ornamental (3.2)

Andropogon gerardii

Ornamental (2.8)

Alliaria petiolata

Ornamental (1.8)

Alchornea latifolia

 


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