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

Species attracting attention:
for likely resin production

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely resin production
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 grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [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

Resin (93.8)

Copaifera multijuga

Resin (92.4)

Copaifera langsdorfii

Resin (89.9)

Boswellia frereana

Resin (82.2)

Euphorbia resinifera

Resin (67.8)

Inga edulis

Resin (62.3)

Dryobalanops aromatica

Resin (58.0)

Acacia confusa

Resin (54.2)

Boswellia papyrifera

Resin (53.9)

Boswellia serrata

Resin (51.4)

Copaifera officinalis

Resin (49.6)

Hymenaea courbaril

Resin (48.0)

Commiphora opobalsamum

Resin (46.9)

Garcinia hanburyi

Resin (44.7)

Araucaria angustifolia

Resin (44.1)

Boswellia sacra

Resin (42.7)

Cassia grandis

Resin (39.1)

Boswellia carteri

Resin (39.1)

Agave lechuguilla

Resin (36.3)

Corymbia torelliana

Resin (33.4)

Pinus brutia

Resin (32.3)

Clusia rosea

Resin (31.5)

Encelia farinosa

Resin (29.7)

Cedrus deodara

Resin (28.1)

Calystegia soldanella

Resin (25.8)

Tetraclinis articulata

Resin (24.5)

Acacia leucocephala

Resin (24.2)

Pistacia lentiscus

Resin (23.2)

Pinus massoniana

Resin (23.0)

Pinus elliottii

Resin (23.0)

Araucaria araucana

Resin (19.1)

Pinus halepensis

Resin (17.5)

Eschscholtzia californica

Resin (17.3)

Abies pinsapo

Resin (16.2)

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Resin (15.9)

Podophyllum hexandrum

Resin (15.9)

Larrea tridentata

Resin (15.5)

Hypericum patulum

Resin (15.3)

Triadica sebifera

Resin (13.9)

Racomitrium lanuginosum

Resin (13.6)

Rhodiola rosea

Resin (13.4)

Linum usitatissimum

Resin (12.9)

Cestrum parqui

Resin (12.2)

Pinus canariensis

Resin (12.1)

Pinus ponderosa

Resin (11.8)

Arctium lappa

Resin (10.1)

Euphorbia rigida

Resin (10.0)

Picea glauca

Resin (10.0)

Callitris columellaris

Resin (9.9)

Flaveria trinervia

Resin (9.5)

Larix decidua

Resin (9.2)

Hibiscus cannabinus

Resin (9.1)

Trifolium pallescens

Resin (8.7)

Cryptomeria japonica

Resin (8.5)

Caladium bicolor

Resin (8.5)

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Resin (8.1)

Castilla elastica

Resin (7.5)

Pinus pinaster

Resin (7.4)

Dracocephalum moldavica

Resin (7.3)

Cupressus lusitanica

Resin (6.7)

Geoffroea decorticans

Resin (6.5)

Ambrosia deltoidea

Resin (6.4)

Salvinia cucullata

Resin (6.3)

Abies firma

Resin (6.3)

Pinus pinea

Resin (6.1)

Larix laricina

Resin (6.1)

Stipa tenacissima

Resin (6.1)

Bursera fagaroides

Resin (6.0)

Chamaecyparis obtusa

Resin (6.0)

Citrus limetta

Resin (6.0)

Wollemia nobilis

Resin (5.9)

Xanthoparmelia conspersa

Resin (5.7)

Clarkia breweri

Resin (5.4)

Pinus cembra

Resin (5.2)

Kallstroemia grandiflora

Resin (5.0)

Cinchona officinalis

Resin (4.9)

Kobresia myosuroides

Resin (4.9)

Centella asiatica

Resin (4.7)

Cunninghamia lanceolata

Resin (4.7)

Pistacia atlantica

Resin (4.4)

Cinnamomum tamala

Resin (3.9)

Belamcanda chinensis

Resin (3.3)

Anemarrhena asphodeloides

Resin (1.6)

Amomum subulatum


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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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