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

Species attracting attention:
for likely rubber production

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

Rubber (97.7)

Hevea brasiliensis

Rubber (92.7)

Araujia hortorum

Rubber (91.4)

Euphorbia characias

Rubber (89.8)

Ficus benghalensis

Rubber (88.6)

Carrichtera annua

Rubber (88.2)

Baccaurea ramiflora

Rubber (85.5)

Cucumis trigonus

Rubber (81.2)

Asplenium australasicum

Rubber (79.3)

Ligustrum obtusifolium

Rubber (78.2)

Calotropis procera

Rubber (68.0)

Alsophila spinulosa

Rubber (67.2)

Castilla elastica

Rubber (61.5)

Adiantum latifolium

Rubber (60.2)

Orchis morio

Rubber (59.8)

Ficus carica

Rubber (55.7)

Hancornia speciosa

Rubber (55.3)

Ranunculus macranthus

Rubber (50.6)

Aristolochia ringens

Rubber (48.9)

Dillenia indica

Rubber (47.7)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Rubber (43.7)

Cassia didymobotrya

Rubber (42.4)

Ipomoea carnea

Rubber (37.8)

Crotalaria pallida

Rubber (35.6)

Adenanthera pavonina

Rubber (34.8)

Lygodium microphyllum

Rubber (34.3)

Dioscorea batatas

Rubber (34.2)

Morus indica

Rubber (33.3)

Lobelia inflata

Rubber (33.1)

Carica papaya

Rubber (29.6)

Dioscorea japonica

Rubber (26.0)

Megaceros aenigmaticus

Rubber (25.2)

Asclepias syriaca

Rubber (23.1)

Carduus pycnocephalus

Rubber (22.7)

Dicranopteris linearis

Rubber (22.6)

Lygodium flexuosum

Rubber (21.6)

Opuntia ficus-indica

Rubber (17.5)

Centaurea calcitrapa

Rubber (16.3)

Hylococcus sericeus

Rubber (15.8)

Cactus opuntia

Rubber (15.0)

Linum lewisii

Rubber (13.9)

Cochlospermum religiosum

Rubber (10.8)

Cakile maritima

Rubber (10.2)

Crinum asiaticum

Rubber (9.9)

Carapa guianensis

Rubber (9.1)

Artemisia vulgaris

Rubber (8.3)

Cardaria draba

Rubber (8.2)

Prosopis flexuosa

Rubber (8.2)

Plantago psyllium

Rubber (8.0)

Acacia schaffneri

Rubber (7.5)

Acer cappadocicum

Rubber (7.5)

Hibiscus cannabinus

Rubber (6.7)

Opuntia streptacantha

Rubber (6.6)

Solidago altissima

Rubber (6.3)

Flaveria trinervia

Rubber (6.1)

Christella parasitica

Rubber (6.0)

Ziziphus mauritiana

Rubber (5.5)

Juniperus drupacea

Rubber (5.0)

Anacardium humile

Rubber (4.6)

Euphorbia esula

Rubber (4.3)

Cochlospermum gossypium

Rubber (3.3)

Bauhinia blakeana

Rubber (2.3)

Alonsoa meridionalis

Rubber (1.0)

Copaifera langsdorfii


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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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