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

Species attracting attention:
in a likely plant grafting role

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

Plant Grafting (93.4)

Citrus limonia

Plant Grafting (88.8)

Cucurbita ficifolia

Plant Grafting (87.6)

Poncirus trifoliata

Plant Grafting (81.1)

Vitis riparia

Plant Grafting (78.6)

Malus baccata

Plant Grafting (78.3)

Medicago intertexta

Plant Grafting (76.0)

Vitis rupestris

Plant Grafting (69.7)

Lagenaria siceraria

Plant Grafting (68.2)

Nicotiana occidentalis

Plant Grafting (67.5)

Solanum torvum

Plant Grafting (66.6)

Fortunella hindsii

Plant Grafting (63.1)

Pistacia atlantica

Plant Grafting (62.1)

Cucurbita moschata

Plant Grafting (54.5)

Malus sieversii

Plant Grafting (52.9)

Cucurbita maxima

Plant Grafting (49.1)

Ulmus minor

Plant Grafting (47.6)

Rosa chinensis

Plant Grafting (38.7)

Calodendrum capense

Plant Grafting (38.3)

Citrus aurantium

Plant Grafting (35.2)

Cydonia oblonga

Plant Grafting (33.8)

Benincasa hispida

Plant Grafting (32.0)

Prunus salicina

Plant Grafting (30.6)

Hymenoclea salsola

Plant Grafting (30.3)

Citrullus lanatus

Plant Grafting (24.7)

Medicago ciliaris

Plant Grafting (23.9)

Citrus reticulata

Plant Grafting (23.4)

Prunus avium

Plant Grafting (19.6)

Rheum emodi

Plant Grafting (15.0)

Citrus sinensis

Plant Grafting (14.3)

Citrus paradisi

Plant Grafting (13.6)

Prunus mahaleb

Plant Grafting (13.0)

Allosyncarpia ternata

Plant Grafting (11.1)

Larix laricina

Plant Grafting (10.2)

Gelsemium sempervirens

Plant Grafting (9.9)

Elaeagnus umbellata

Plant Grafting (9.4)

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

Plant Grafting (8.8)

Polygonum multiflorum

Plant Grafting (8.1)

Prunus armeniaca

Plant Grafting (7.8)

Cucumis melo

Plant Grafting (7.6)

Xanthoria elegans

Plant Grafting (7.4)

Citrus limon

Plant Grafting (7.0)

Amygdalus communis

Plant Grafting (6.4)

Rheum officinale

Plant Grafting (6.4)

Eucalyptus cloeziana

Plant Grafting (6.3)

Betula occidentalis

Plant Grafting (6.2)

Cucumis sativus

Plant Grafting (5.7)

Citrus maxima

Plant Grafting (4.7)

Celastrus orbiculatus

Plant Grafting (3.3)

Actinidia chinensis


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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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