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

Species attracting attention:
for likely sweetener production

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


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

Species name

Sweetener (89.9)

Beta vulgaris

Sweetener (75.6)

Stevia rebaudiana

Sweetener (70.5)

Saponaria tubulosa

Sweetener (63.9)

Megaceros aenigmaticus

Sweetener (38.9)

Acer saccharum

Sweetener (32.8)

Flaveria bidentis

Sweetener (31.6)

Agave tequilana

Sweetener (30.2)

Celtis bungeana

Sweetener (28.3)

Saccharum spontaneum

Sweetener (25.4)

Craterostigma plantagineum

Sweetener (23.9)

Erythronium americanum

Sweetener (22.6)

Flaveria trinervia

Sweetener (22.4)

Erythrina corallodendron

Sweetener (21.7)

Gymnema sylvestre

Sweetener (21.7)

Ulex europaeus

Sweetener (18.6)

Eucalyptus gunnii

Sweetener (18.4)

Prosopis farcta

Sweetener (18.4)

Myrsine coriacea

Sweetener (17.6)

Aeluropus lagopoides

Sweetener (16.8)

Talisia esculenta

Sweetener (16.3)

Erythrina cristagalli

Sweetener (15.9)

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Sweetener (15.8)

Cytisus striatus

Sweetener (13.9)

Erythrina caffra

Sweetener (12.4)

Halosarcia pergranulata

Sweetener (11.6)

Volvariella volvacea

Sweetener (11.5)

Sesuvium portulacastrum

Sweetener (11.4)

Sambucus nigra

Sweetener (10.9)

Thellungiella salsuginea

Sweetener (10.9)

Alpinia mutica

Sweetener (10.9)

Populus euphratica

Sweetener (10.8)

Plantago major

Sweetener (10.2)

Sesbania virgata

Sweetener (9.7)

Atriplex prostrata

Sweetener (9.6)

Atriplex halimus

Sweetener (9.6)

Phoenix dactylifera

Sweetener (9.4)

Petrorhagia velutina

Sweetener (9.3)

Stipagrostis uniplumis

Sweetener (8.9)

Populus tomentosa

Sweetener (8.5)

Alonsoa meridionalis

Sweetener (8.5)

Atriplex amnicola

Sweetener (8.3)

Suaeda aegyptiaca

Sweetener (8.1)

Miscanthus sinensis

Sweetener (7.8)

Salicornia brachiata

Sweetener (7.7)

Morus nigra

Sweetener (7.6)

Nicotiana occidentalis

Sweetener (7.5)

Echinochloa phyllopogon

Sweetener (7.4)

Kalopanax septemlobus

Sweetener (7.2)

Pleurozia purpurea

Sweetener (7.1)

Galanthus nivalis

Sweetener (7.0)

Nypa fruticans

Sweetener (6.8)

Ipomoea batatas

Sweetener (6.5)

Eucalyptus pauciflora

Sweetener (6.4)

Ricinus communis

Sweetener (6.3)

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Sweetener (6.1)

Nicotiana sylvestris

Sweetener (5.9)

Nicotiana alata

Sweetener (5.7)

Wisteria floribunda

Sweetener (5.4)

Glycyrrhiza echinata

Sweetener (5.4)

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora

Sweetener (5.3)

Eucalyptus loxophleba

Sweetener (4.8)

Fraxinus americana

Sweetener (4.4)

Azorina vidalii

Sweetener (3.9)

Ananas comosus

Sweetener (2.0)

Aloe marlothii


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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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