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

Species attracting attention:
as weeds


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

 


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


Species name

Weed (89.3)

Cyperus iria

Weed (89.3)

Ludwigia hyssopifolia

Weed (89.1)

Conyza canadensis

Weed (87.9)

Fallopia convolvulus

Weed (87.9)

Echinochloa colona

Weed (87.0)

Veronica persica

Weed (86.4)

Viola arvensis

Weed (86.0)

Eleusine indica

Weed (85.7)

Convolvulus arvensis

Weed (84.8)

Chenopodium album

Weed (84.8)

Amaranthus tuberculatus

Weed (84.4)

Galium aparine

Weed (83.9)

Senecio madagascariensis

Weed (83.8)

Polygonum aviculare

Weed (82.9)

Linaria dalmatica

Weed (82.9)

Euphorbia heterophylla

Weed (82.0)

Conyza bonariensis

Weed (81.2)

Descurainia sophia

Weed (80.8)

Lactuca serriola

Weed (80.4)

Cirsium arvense

Weed (79.8)

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Weed (79.7)

Kochia scoparia

Weed (79.0)

Myosotis arvensis

Weed (78.6)

Commelina diffusa

Weed (78.3)

Portulaca oleracea

Weed (78.0)

Centaurea solstitialis

Weed (77.8)

Euphorbia esula

Weed (76.9)

Papaver rhoeas

Weed (76.9)

Cyperus difformis

Weed (76.2)

Commelina benghalensis

Weed (75.8)

Monochoria vaginalis

Weed (75.0)

Lolium rigidum

Weed (74.9)

Abutilon theophrasti

Weed (74.9)

Echinochloa phyllopogon

Weed (74.7)

Leptochloa chinensis

Weed (73.0)

Suaeda moquinii

Weed (72.7)

Persicaria lapathifolia

Weed (70.4)

Asparagus asparagoides

Weed (68.9)

Chromolaena odorata

Weed (68.4)

Cerastium glomeratum

Weed (67.8)

Erigeron canadensis

Weed (67.8)

Euphorbia helioscopia

Weed (67.6)

Centaurea stoebe

Weed (67.5)

Alyssum desertorum

Weed (65.6)

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Weed (64.9)

Eclipta prostrata

Weed (64.4)

Centaurea depressa

Weed (63.0)

Cardaria draba

Weed (62.8)

Centaurea diffusa

Weed (62.8)

Digitaria insularis

Weed (62.7)

Raphanus raphanistrum

Weed (62.1)

Cardamine hirsuta

Weed (61.7)

Fumaria officinalis

Weed (61.5)

Erodium cicutarium

Weed (60.1)

Polygonum capitatum

Weed (59.9)

Chenopodium glaucum

Weed (58.7)

Calystegia sepium

Weed (57.9)

Solanum nigrum

Weed (57.2)

Bromus tectorum

Weed (56.5)

Amaranthus spinosus

Weed (55.0)

Malva parviflora

Weed (54.7)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Weed (53.6)

Ageratina adenophora

Weed (51.3)

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Weed (50.7)

Diodia teres

Weed (50.7)

Diplotaxis virgata

Weed (50.3)

Cirsium vulgare

Weed (50.0)

Lepidium latifolium

Weed (48.8)

Chrysanthemoides monilifera

Weed (48.3)

Ageratum conyzoides

Weed (47.7)

Centaurea virgata

Weed (46.5)

Equisetum arvense

Weed (45.8)

Carduus nutans

Weed (45.7)

Carduus pycnocephalus

Weed (44.3)

Aster squamatus

Weed (44.2)

Bidens subalternans

Weed (43.0)

Imperata cylindrica

Weed (42.1)

Tridax procumbens

Weed (40.9)

Epilobium ciliatum

Weed (40.8)

Sida acuta

Weed (40.8)

Cyperus rotundus

Weed (40.6)

Eupatorium adenophorum

Weed (40.6)

Oryza glaberrima

Weed (38.6)

Chamaesyce maculata

Weed (38.4)

Oryza longistaminata

Weed (38.2)

Miconia calvescens

Weed (38.0)

Paraserianthes lophantha

Weed (36.8)

Amaranthus viridis

Weed (36.5)

Ulva fasciata

Weed (36.2)

Argemone ochroleuca

Weed (34.3)

Eragrostis pilosa

Weed (34.0)

Erigeron annuus

Weed (31.4)

Cortaderia jubata

Weed (31.1)

Undaria pinnatifida

Weed (30.2)

Hedychium gardnerianum

Weed (29.1)

Cerastium fontanum

Weed (29.1)

Diplotaxis erucoides

Weed (29.1)

Conyza sumatrensis

Weed (26.4)

Crepis biennis

Weed (26.2)

Mikania micrantha

Weed (24.9)

Bromus diandrus

Weed (24.6)

Brachiaria brizantha

Weed (24.1)

Acacia longifolia

Weed (23.5)

Bidens pilosa

Weed (22.5)

Centaurea iberica

Weed (22.5)

Leersia hexandra

Weed (22.3)

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Weed (22.1)

Laminaria digitata

Weed (21.8)

Ulva lactuca

Weed (21.5)

Leucas martinicensis

Weed (21.4)

Dalea purpurea

Weed (20.6)

Festuca hallii

Weed (20.6)

Bidens frondosa

Weed (20.6)

Ulva rigida

Weed (20.4)

Lygodium microphyllum

Weed (20.1)

Mercurialis annua

Weed (19.2)

Emilia sonchifolia

Weed (19.2)

Elymus multisetus

Weed (19.1)

Hypochaeris radicata

Weed (19.0)

Centaurea melitensis

Weed (18.8)

Schoenoplectus mucronatus

Weed (18.4)

Trifolium campestre

Weed (18.4)

Sporobolus africanus

Weed (17.4)

Vulpia myuros

Weed (17.2)

Impatiens glandulifera

Weed (17.2)

Calendula arvensis

Weed (16.8)

Bromus hordeaceus

Weed (16.7)

Alternanthera philoxeroides

Weed (16.6)

Medicago lupulina

Weed (16.4)

Phyla canescens

Weed (16.1)

Clidemia hirta

Weed (15.5)

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Weed (15.3)

Barbarea vulgaris

Weed (15.2)

Euphorbia hirta

Weed (14.8)

Evolvulus sericeus

Weed (14.1)

Vicia cracca

Weed (13.9)

Carduus crispus

Weed (13.5)

Bromus carinatus

Weed (13.2)

Buddleja davidii

Weed (12.8)

Asclepias syriaca

Weed (12.8)

Laminaria japonica

Weed (12.8)

Mimosa quadrivalvis

Weed (12.7)

Cytisus scoparius

Weed (12.5)

Medicago polymorpha

Weed (11.5)

Aesculus hippocastanum

Weed (10.6)

Helianthus petiolaris

Weed (10.5)

Vaccinium myrtillus

Weed (10.3)

Lactuca indica

Weed (10.1)

Malva neglecta

Weed (10.0)

Rorippa palustris

Weed (9.9)

Cynoglossum officinale

Weed (9.7)

Citharexylum spinosum

Weed (9.6)

Festuca idahoensis

Weed (9.4)

Wolffia globosa

Weed (9.2)

Cornus mas

Weed (9.2)

Pleuraphis jamesii

Weed (9.1)

Annona senegalensis

Weed (9.0)

Tribulus terrestris

Weed (8.6)

Morus alba

Weed (8.5)

Landoltia punctata

Weed (8.5)

Celosia argentea

Weed (8.4)

Juniperus communis

Weed (8.4)

Hippophae rhamnoides

Weed (8.4)

Retama raetam

Weed (8.3)

Annona squamosa

Weed (8.3)

Cenchrus biflorus

Weed (8.0)

Hesperostipa comata

Weed (8.0)

Larrea tridentata

Weed (7.9)

Aralia elata

Weed (7.9)

Acacia victoriae

Weed (7.8)

Genipa americana

Weed (7.7)

Garcinia livingstonei

Weed (7.7)

Berberis vulgaris

Weed (7.7)

Ipomoea purpurea

Weed (7.6)

Sambucus nigra

Weed (7.5)

Crataegus laevigata

Weed (7.5)

Rubus chamaemorus

Weed (7.5)

Paspalum quadrifarium

Weed (7.5)

Physalis angulata

Weed (7.4)

Syzygium cumini

Weed (7.4)

Boerhavia diffusa

Weed (7.3)

Rosa canina

Weed (7.3)

Sclerocarya birrea

Weed (7.3)

Juniperus oxycedrus

Weed (7.2)

Echium plantagineum

Weed (7.1)

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Weed (7.0)

Lythrum salicaria

Weed (7.0)

Cistus incanus

Weed (7.0)

Oryza rufipogon

Weed (6.9)

Quercus suber

Weed (6.8)

Microstegium vimineum

Weed (6.7)

Verbascum thapsus

Weed (6.6)

Aesculus chinensis

Weed (6.6)

Commelina erecta

Weed (6.6)

Hamamelis virginiana

Weed (6.5)

Rhamnus alaternus

Weed (6.4)

Morus nigra

Weed (6.4)

Cocos nucifera

Weed (6.3)

Morinda citrifolia

Weed (6.2)

Spondias pinnata

Weed (6.1)

Festuca arizonica

Weed (6.1)

Pithecellobium dulce

Weed (6.1)

Ludwigia grandiflora

Weed (6.0)

Abies pinsapo

Weed (5.9)

Crepis vesicaria

Weed (5.9)

Hieracium pilosella

Weed (5.9)

Flourensia cernua

Weed (5.8)

Juniperus excelsa

Weed (5.8)

Ficus sycomorus

Weed (5.7)

Aegle marmelos

Weed (5.6)

Cistus ladanifer

Weed (5.5)

Phillyrea latifolia

Weed (5.5)

Gentiana lutea

Weed (5.5)

Solanum americanum

Weed (5.5)

Hibiscus tiliaceus

Weed (5.4)

Salvinia cucullata

Weed (5.4)

Zizyphus jujuba

Weed (5.4)

Spondias mombin

Weed (5.4)

Hydrocotyle ranunculoides

Weed (5.3)

Nelumbo nucifera

Weed (5.3)

Butea monosperma

Weed (5.3)

Mespilus germanica

Weed (5.3)

Pandanus tectorius

Weed (5.2)

Tamarindus indica

Weed (5.2)

Perilla frutescens

Weed (5.1)

Akebia trifoliata

Weed (5.1)

Pinus muricata

Weed (5.1)

Drimys winteri

Weed (5.1)

Frangula alnus

Weed (5.1)

Passiflora alata

Weed (5.1)

Chrysobalanus icaco

Weed (5.1)

Ficus sur

Weed (5.1)

Phlomis fruticosa

Weed (5.0)

Leucanthemum vulgare

Weed (5.0)

Phoenix dactylifera

Weed (5.0)

Maclura tinctoria

Weed (5.0)

Coprinus comatus

Weed (5.0)

Punica granatum

Weed (5.0)

Phoenix canariensis

Weed (5.0)

Phyllanthus emblica

Weed (5.0)

Zizyphus spina-christi

Weed (4.9)

Theobroma cacao

Weed (4.9)

Clausena lansium

Weed (4.9)

Khaya senegalensis

Weed (4.9)

Melilotus officinalis

Weed (4.9)

Carapa guianensis

Weed (4.9)

Solanum mauritianum

Weed (4.8)

Myrtus communis

Weed (4.7)

Alnus glutinosa

Weed (4.7)

Aloe vera

Weed (4.6)

Chrysophyllum albidum

Weed (4.6)

Hypericum japonicum

Weed (4.6)

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Weed (4.6)

Lansium domesticum

Weed (4.5)

Cochlospermum vitifolium

Weed (4.5)

Anadenanthera colubrina

Weed (4.4)

Adenanthera pavonina

Weed (4.3)

Albizia adianthifolia

Weed (4.2)

Bromus catharticus

Weed (4.2)

Cassia fistula

Weed (4.2)

Pterocarpus santalinus

Weed (4.1)

Acacia macrostachya

Weed (4.1)

Acacia mellifera

Weed (4.1)

Frankenia salina

Weed (4.0)

Apocynum venetum

Weed (3.9)

Andrographis paniculata

Weed (3.6)

Cryptostegia grandiflora

Weed (3.5)

Lantana camara

Weed (3.4)

Cetraria islandica

Weed (3.4)

Arbutus unedo

Weed (3.3)

Caesalpinia bonducella

Weed (3.2)

Centaurium pulchellum

Weed (3.1)

Aloe secundiflora

Weed (2.8)

Anacardium occidentale

Weed (2.8)

Eichhornia crassipes

Weed (2.4)

Amelanchier alnifolia

Weed (2.4)

Alliaria petiolata

Weed (2.2)

Amomum villosum

Weed (1.4)

Carrichtera annua

 


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