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

Species attracting attention:
as a likely phytoextractive species

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

Phytoextractive (92.9)

Austrodanthonia caespitosa

Phytoextractive (62.7)

Alyssum murale

Phytoextractive (50.8)

Microlaena stipoides

Phytoextractive (48.8)

Sesbania drummondii

Phytoextractive (43.1)

Pteris vittata

Phytoextractive (42.3)

Vetiveria zizanioides

Phytoextractive (39.1)

Bothriochloa macra

Phytoextractive (36.6)

Chamaecytisus proliferus

Phytoextractive (36.0)

Juncus maritimus

Phytoextractive (34.5)

Myriophyllum triphyllum

Phytoextractive (31.9)

Alyssum serpyllifolium

Phytoextractive (29.6)

Bidens alba

Phytoextractive (27.7)

Najas indica

Phytoextractive (27.5)

Eucalyptus polybractea

Phytoextractive (27.2)

Salix viminalis

Phytoextractive (26.8)

Wolffia globosa

Phytoextractive (26.5)

Lygeum spartum

Phytoextractive (25.6)

Stackhousia tryonii

Phytoextractive (23.8)

Pteris cretica

Phytoextractive (23.8)

Derris trifoliata

Phytoextractive (23.3)

Avicennia alba

Phytoextractive (23.2)

Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Phytoextractive (20.4)

Atriplex halimus

Phytoextractive (18.8)

Salvinia minima

Phytoextractive (18.3)

Cladina arbuscula

Phytoextractive (17.1)

Paxillus involutus

Phytoextractive (16.0)

Silene vulgaris

Phytoextractive (14.2)

Aeluropus lagopoides

Phytoextractive (13.8)

Fontinalis antipyretica

Phytoextractive (13.7)

Cytisus striatus

Phytoextractive (12.2)

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Phytoextractive (12.0)

Mirabilis jalapa

Phytoextractive (11.9)

Echinochloa polystachya

Phytoextractive (11.7)

Leersia hexandra

Phytoextractive (10.9)

Clausena lansium

Phytoextractive (10.5)

Pteris ensiformis

Phytoextractive (10.1)

Phyllanthus reticulatus

Phytoextractive (9.1)

Holcus lanatus

Phytoextractive (9.0)

Ramalina lacera

Phytoextractive (8.9)

Cycas micronesica

Phytoextractive (8.9)

Lemna minor

Phytoextractive (8.8)

Bruguiera sexangula

Phytoextractive (8.5)

Lemna gibba

Phytoextractive (8.4)

Xylocarpus granatum

Phytoextractive (8.4)

Helianthus annuus

Phytoextractive (7.9)

Hypnum cupressiforme

Phytoextractive (7.8)

Brachiaria decumbens

Phytoextractive (7.7)

Flavoparmelia caperata

Phytoextractive (7.4)

Anthyllis cytisoides

Phytoextractive (7.2)

Spartina densiflora

Phytoextractive (6.5)

Spartina alterniflora

Phytoextractive (6.4)

Cistus salviifolius

Phytoextractive (6.4)

Parkinsonia florida

Phytoextractive (5.9)

Cucurbita pepo

Phytoextractive (5.8)

Avicennia marina

Phytoextractive (5.6)

Bidens frondosa

Phytoextractive (5.4)

Chrysanthemum coronarium

Phytoextractive (5.2)

Caloplaca cerina

Phytoextractive (4.9)

Eichhornia crassipes

Phytoextractive (4.6)

Dittrichia viscosa

Phytoextractive (4.6)

Salvinia natans

Phytoextractive (4.4)

Lagarosiphon major

Phytoextractive (4.4)

Senecio scandens

Phytoextractive (4.2)

Avicennia officinalis

Phytoextractive (4.1)

Ipomoea aquatica

Phytoextractive (4.0)

Oenanthe javanica

Phytoextractive (3.9)

Pistia stratiotes

Phytoextractive (3.6)

Hylocomium splendens

Phytoextractive (3.6)

Hedera canariensis

Phytoextractive (3.4)

Hydrilla verticillata

Phytoextractive (3.1)

Lemna trisulca

Phytoextractive (2.9)

Bryoria fuscescens

Phytoextractive (2.7)

Atriplex canescens

Phytoextractive (2.5)

Hypogymnia physodes

Phytoextractive (2.1)

Chromolaena odorata

Phytoextractive (1.5)

Azolla filiculoides

Phytoextractive (1.0)

Caulerpa taxifolia


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