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

Species attracting attention:
as likely seagrass species

The species below have attracted recent attention in the literature.
The percentages after each crop use/product reflect the rank of likely seagrass 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]  [phytoextractive]  [plant grafting]  [plant gum]  [poison]  [pseudocereal]  [psychoactive]  [resin]  [revegetation]  [rubber]  [shade]  [smoking]  [soil amelioration]  [starch]  [sweetener]  [tannin]  [timber]  [turf]  [vegetable]  [wastewater treatment]  [weed]  [wood fibre]


Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):

Species name

Seagrass (99.0)

Halophila ovalis

Seagrass (97.4)

Posidonia oceanica

Seagrass (97.3)

Zostera marina

Seagrass (93.6)

Caulerpa taxifolia

Seagrass (87.7)

Ceriops tagal

Seagrass (78.4)

Carex kobomugi

Seagrass (71.6)

Avicennia marina

Seagrass (51.4)

Avicennia germinans

Seagrass (46.8)

Rhizophora mucronata

Seagrass (42.8)

Rhizophora mangle

Seagrass (30.9)

Spartina maritima

Seagrass (28.1)

Avicennia alba

Seagrass (24.4)

Xylocarpus granatum

Seagrass (21.0)

Spartina alterniflora

Seagrass (18.4)

Aegiceras corniculatum

Seagrass (18.2)

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Seagrass (14.7)

Ulva rigida

Seagrass (13.7)

Juncus roemerianus

Seagrass (12.0)

Ulva lactuca

Seagrass (10.7)

Ulva australis

Seagrass (10.1)

Lumnitzera racemosa

Seagrass (10.0)

Ulva fasciata

Seagrass (7.6)

Ambrosia deltoidea

Seagrass (6.6)

Halosarcia pergranulata

Seagrass (6.3)

Ipomoea pes-caprae


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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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