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

Species attracting attention:
in a likely phytoamelioration role

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of a likely phytoamelioration role
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]  [ornamental]  [paper pulp]  [pesticide]  [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

Phytoamelioration (72.1)

Cyperus laxus

Phytoamelioration (67.2)

Pteris cretica

Phytoamelioration (66.7)

Alyssum serpyllifolium

Phytoamelioration (57.0)

Stackhousia tryonii

Phytoamelioration (56.2)

Najas indica

Phytoamelioration (47.9)

Pteris vittata

Phytoamelioration (43.7)

Pteris ensiformis

Phytoamelioration (43.4)

Spartina densiflora

Phytoamelioration (41.3)

Salix viminalis

Phytoamelioration (37.4)

Sesbania drummondii

Phytoamelioration (36.0)

Pteris multifida

Phytoamelioration (34.2)

Alyssum murale

Phytoamelioration (33.8)

Silene vulgaris

Phytoamelioration (32.3)

Carex stricta

Phytoamelioration (29.4)

Salix eriocephala

Phytoamelioration (25.3)

Sesbania virgata

Phytoamelioration (25.0)

Betula neoalaskana

Phytoamelioration (23.7)

Lactuca indica

Phytoamelioration (22.6)

Cytisus striatus

Phytoamelioration (21.3)

Vetiveria zizanioides

Phytoamelioration (20.9)

Salvinia minima

Phytoamelioration (20.2)

Bidens alba

Phytoamelioration (19.5)

Populus alba

Phytoamelioration (18.9)

Pyracantha fortuneana

Phytoamelioration (18.5)

Wolffia globosa

Phytoamelioration (17.9)

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Phytoamelioration (17.0)

Populus canescens

Phytoamelioration (15.7)

Salicornia bigelovii

Phytoamelioration (15.3)

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Phytoamelioration (14.9)

Holcus lanatus

Phytoamelioration (14.0)

Spartina maritima

Phytoamelioration (13.8)

Populus nigra

Phytoamelioration (13.4)

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Phytoamelioration (13.3)

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Phytoamelioration (13.2)

Salix humboldtiana

Phytoamelioration (12.9)

Landoltia punctata

Phytoamelioration (12.7)

Piptatherum miliaceum

Phytoamelioration (12.5)

Eucalyptus perriniana

Phytoamelioration (12.4)

Salix exigua

Phytoamelioration (12.3)

Salicornia brachiata

Phytoamelioration (11.9)

Scirpus triqueter

Phytoamelioration (11.4)

Microlaena stipoides

Phytoamelioration (11.2)

Juncus maritimus

Phytoamelioration (10.2)

Lygeum spartum

Phytoamelioration (9.9)

Solanum nigrum

Phytoamelioration (9.6)

Populus deltoides

Phytoamelioration (9.3)

Sarcocornia perennis

Phytoamelioration (9.0)

Mirabilis jalapa

Phytoamelioration (8.8)

Leersia hexandra

Phytoamelioration (8.3)

Phyllanthus reticulatus

Phytoamelioration (7.7)

Bacopa monnieri

Phytoamelioration (7.2)

Pistia stratiotes

Phytoamelioration (6.4)

Eichhornia crassipes

Phytoamelioration (6.3)

Atriplex amnicola

Phytoamelioration (6.2)

Salvinia natans

Phytoamelioration (6.2)

Lemna gibba

Phytoamelioration (6.2)

Dicranopteris linearis

Phytoamelioration (5.9)

Juncus effusus

Phytoamelioration (5.9)

Salsola kali

Phytoamelioration (5.7)

Echinochloa polystachya

Phytoamelioration (5.7)

Grevillea pteridifolia

Phytoamelioration (5.5)

Nassella pulchra

Phytoamelioration (5.3)

Parkinsonia florida

Phytoamelioration (4.9)

Melastoma malabathricum

Phytoamelioration (4.8)

Agrostis capillaris

Phytoamelioration (4.8)

Dittrichia viscosa

Phytoamelioration (4.8)

Empetrum nigrum

Phytoamelioration (4.6)

Avicennia marina

Phytoamelioration (4.5)

Lemna minor

Phytoamelioration (4.1)

Ipomoea aquatica

Phytoamelioration (3.2)

Phragmites australis

Phytoamelioration (1.2)

Azolla filiculoides


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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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