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

Species attracting attention:
for likely tannin production

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


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

Species name

Tannin (82.6)

Corylus heterophylla

Tannin (82.2)

Acacia angustissima

Tannin (80.9)

Lotus pedunculatus

Tannin (77.2)

Onobrychis viciifolia

Tannin (77.0)

Caesalpinia spinosa

Tannin (76.2)

Calliandra calothyrsus

Tannin (69.3)

Sapindus saponaria

Tannin (68.5)

Acacia erubescens

Tannin (66.8)

Acacia saligna

Tannin (66.1)

Lespedeza cuneata

Tannin (65.2)

Ceratonia siliqua

Tannin (64.8)

Bruguiera sexangula

Tannin (62.7)

Kalmia angustifolia

Tannin (59.6)

Hedysarum coronarium

Tannin (58.8)

Lysiloma latisiliquum

Tannin (57.6)

Opuntia megacantha

Tannin (54.6)

Clidemia hirta

Tannin (51.9)

Madia sativa

Tannin (49.5)

Lotus corniculatus

Tannin (46.3)

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Tannin (45.3)

Quercus infectoria

Tannin (44.9)

Acacia nilotica

Tannin (44.1)

Hamamelis virginiana

Tannin (44.1)

Flacourtia indica

Tannin (43.2)

Gaultheria shallon

Tannin (42.7)

Coleogyne ramosissima

Tannin (41.9)

Rhizophora apiculata

Tannin (38.1)

Pistacia lentiscus

Tannin (37.6)

Salix eriocephala

Tannin (35.9)

Terminalia chebula

Tannin (35.6)

Hybanthus enneaspermus

Tannin (32.7)

Melastoma malabathricum

Tannin (32.6)

Sanguisorba officinalis

Tannin (30.8)

Clerodendrum inerme

Tannin (30.8)

Christella parasitica

Tannin (30.5)

Aegiceras corniculatum

Tannin (28.5)

Brachiaria humidicola

Tannin (28.4)

Terminalia bellerica

Tannin (26.0)

Yucca schidigera

Tannin (25.8)

Cornus kousa

Tannin (24.6)

Acacia karroo

Tannin (24.4)

Cornus officinalis

Tannin (23.4)

Dichrostachys cinerea

Tannin (23.3)

Rhus coriaria

Tannin (23.3)

Rhus chinensis

Tannin (22.0)

Bouvardia ternifolia

Tannin (21.1)

Pinus armandii

Tannin (19.9)

Bruguiera gymnorhiza

Tannin (19.3)

Castanea sativa

Tannin (19.1)

Gliricidia sepium

Tannin (18.5)

Flourensia cernua

Tannin (18.3)

Crossandra infundibuliformis

Tannin (18.3)

Eucalyptus ovata

Tannin (17.6)

Tamarindus indica

Tannin (17.6)

Cistus incanus

Tannin (17.1)

Carduus pycnocephalus

Tannin (17.0)

Rhizophora mangle

Tannin (16.2)

Betula pubescens

Tannin (16.1)

Punica granatum

Tannin (15.9)

Stryphnodendron adstringens

Tannin (15.8)

Terminalia arjuna

Tannin (15.8)

Rubus glaucus

Tannin (15.5)

Kobresia myosuroides

Tannin (14.8)

Quercus serrata

Tannin (14.7)

Biophytum petersianum

Tannin (14.7)

Hypericum androsaemum

Tannin (14.4)

Wachendorfia thyrsiflora

Tannin (14.4)

Phyllanthus urinaria

Tannin (14.2)

Pithecellobium dulce

Tannin (13.2)

Begonia malabarica

Tannin (13.0)

Platycarya strobilacea

Tannin (12.8)

Acacia salicina

Tannin (12.5)

Bituminaria bituminosa

Tannin (12.3)

Elaeagnus umbellata

Tannin (12.2)

Rosa laevigata

Tannin (12.1)

Quercus coccifera

Tannin (11.3)

Bruguiera gymnorrhiza

Tannin (10.9)

Colophospermum mopane

Tannin (10.9)

Sclerocarya birrea

Tannin (10.6)

Phyllanthus emblica

Tannin (10.4)

Brosimum alicastrum

Tannin (9.9)

Diospyros kaki

Tannin (9.7)

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

Tannin (9.5)

Ficus racemosa

Tannin (9.4)

Acacia nigrescens

Tannin (9.1)

Rubus chamaemorus

Tannin (9.0)

Crataeva tapia

Tannin (8.0)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Tannin (8.0)

Castanea crenata

Tannin (7.9)

Citharexylum spinosum

Tannin (7.9)

Etlingera elatior

Tannin (7.9)

Albizia procera

Tannin (7.7)

Loranthus micranthus

Tannin (7.7)

Cassia fistula

Tannin (7.6)

Quercus robur

Tannin (7.3)

Camellia japonica

Tannin (6.5)

Acacia tortilis

Tannin (6.5)

Pteridium arachnoideum

Tannin (6.4)

Populus balsamifera

Tannin (6.3)

Corymbia calophylla

Tannin (6.3)

Cullen australasicum

Tannin (6.3)

Phyllanthus amarus

Tannin (6.1)

Enterolobium cyclocarpum

Tannin (6.1)

Terminalia catappa

Tannin (6.0)

Cardiospermum halicacabum

Tannin (5.9)

Bauhinia variegata

Tannin (5.8)

Phyllanthus maderaspatensis

Tannin (5.7)

Faidherbia albida

Tannin (5.7)

Coleus aromaticus

Tannin (5.5)

Hippophae rhamnoides

Tannin (5.5)

Erythrina variegata

Tannin (5.3)

Vaccinium macrocarpon

Tannin (5.3)

Combretum imberbe

Tannin (5.3)

Embelia ribes

Tannin (5.3)

Pinus muricata

Tannin (5.2)

Syzygium cumini

Tannin (5.1)

Quercus suber

Tannin (5.0)

Phillyrea latifolia

Tannin (4.9)

Chrysophyllum albidum

Tannin (4.9)

Ziziphus mauritiana

Tannin (4.9)

Cestrum parqui

Tannin (4.5)

Coleus amboinicus

Tannin (4.5)

Oenothera biennis

Tannin (4.5)

Ensete ventricosum

Tannin (4.5)

Eragrostis tef

Tannin (4.3)

Agave lechuguilla

Tannin (3.3)

Camellia oleifera

Tannin (2.8)

Acacia mangium


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