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

Species attracting attention:
 genus D..

The species below (from genus D..) have attracted recent attention in the literature.
Samples of their
keyword and crop use/product entries from the Website
may assist in explaining the recent increase in mentions in the literature.

For keywords: Species, family and the term Internet resources have been omitted, below; 
the number after each keyword is the number of papers in which the keyword and the species have been mentioned together.
  Larger numbers will be more reliable.


For crop use/product: The percentages after each crop use/product enabled the 68 crop uses/products to be ranked for each individual species;
 the footnote below the table explains the superscripts (1-9) included in the crop use/product column

Listings of species attracting attention by common name, keyword or crop use/product are available here.
The listing of all species on the website is available here.


Species name


Common name(s)

 


Keywords

 


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

Dalea purpurea

Purple Prairie Clover

Tallgrass Prairie (20), Grassland (7), Diversity (6), Prairie (6), Invasive Species (5), Competition (4), Grasslands (4)…

Forage (33.10), Weed (21.44), Soil Amelioration (7.97), Green Manure (7.48), Cane/Bamboo (6.93)…

Datura wrightii

Sacred Thorn-Apple, Sacred Datura

Herbivory (24), Trichomes (13), Plant Defense (7), Resistance (7), Tolerance (7), California (6)…

Honey3 (24.70), Boundary (22.91), Breeding (17.26), Hemiparasite (14.11), Smoking8 (8.12)…

Decodon verticillatus

Swamp Loosestrife, Waterwillow

Heterostyly (17), Genetic Diversity (13), Inbreeding Depression (13), Genetic Variation (12), Microsatellites (12), AFLP (11), Sexual Reproduction (9), Clonality (8), Geitonogamy (8)…

Breeding (90.44)…

Delonix regia

Royal Poinciana, Flamboyant

Adsorption (36), Methylene Blue (23), Activated Carbon (21), Kinetics (11), Leaves (8), Response Surface Methodology (8), Trypsin Inhibitor (8), Egypt (7), Homology Modeling (7), India (7), Allelopathy (6)…

Dye (87.03)…

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum

Pinecone-Like Raceme Dendrobium

MADS-Box Genes (6), Bai-Ji (3), Chyavanprash (3), Orchids (3), Salep (3), Shi-Hu (3), Tian-Ma (3), Vanilla (3)…

Medicinal (24.07), Model (18.46), Plant Grafting (9.48), Genetics (9.40), Fruit (8.38)…

Derris trifoliata

Threeleaf Derris

Mangrove (8), Rotenoids (6), Indonesia (4), Mangrove Crabs (4), Mangrove Forest (4), Bangladesh (3)…

Phytoextractive (23.80), Bioindicator (17.06), Poison (13.12), Food For Humans (12.54), Soil Amelioration (6.92), Biofuel (4.31)…

Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted Hairgrass

Biodiversity (37), Arsenic (24), Grassland (22), Conservation (21), Grazing (20), Species Richness (20), Disturbance (19), Restoration (19), Succession (19), Management (18),..

Turf (22.91), Ornamental (16.89), Timber9 (15.03), Medicinal (6.48), Boundary (5.88), Revegetation (4.65)…

Deschampsia flexuosa

Mountain Wavy Hairgrass, Wavy Hair-Grass

Nitrogen (62), Climate Change (41), Biodiversity (40), Vegetation (32), Grazing (29), Soil (28), Nitrogen Deposition (26), Biomass (24), Disturbance (23)…

Timber9 (42.40), Shade7 (11.69), Medicinal (8.83), Ornamental (7.47)…

Descurainia sophia

Herb Sophia, Flixweed, Dluxweed

Weed Control (14), Species Richness (13), Weeds (12), Wheat (10), Winter Wheat (9), Biodiversity (8), Chemical Control (8), Alberta (7)…

Weed (81.24), Green Manure (4.12)…

Desmanthus illinoensis

Illinois Bundleflower, Prairie-Mimosa, Prickleweed

Tallgrass Prairie (13), Texas (13), Forage Legumes (9), Dry Matter Accumulation (8), Crop Yield (7), Grassland (7), Kansas (7), Crude Protein (6), Forage (6)…

Forage (59.40), Grain Legume2 (16.78), Revegetation (4.21)…

Desmodium canadense

Showy Ticktrefoil, Canadian Tick-Trefoil, Canada Tickclover

Flavonoids (5), Prairie (5), Grassland (4), Cool-Season Grass (3),..

Grain Legume2 (56.40), Forage (10.20), Starch (5.53), Biofuel (5.28)…

Desmodium gangeticum

Anshumati, Dhruva, Dirghamoola, Pivari, Shalaparni

Medicinal Plants (20), Antioxidant (13), Lipid Peroxidation (8), Antileishmanial (6), Flavonoids (6), Alkaloids (5), Anti-Inflammatory (5), Antioxidants (5), India (5)…

Medicinal (72.35), Oilseed/Fat4 (8.04)…

Desmodium uncinatum

Silver-Leaved Tick-Trefoil, Silverleaf Desmodium

Intercropping (12), Kenya (11), Allelopathy (9), Maize (9), Flavonoids (7), Proanthocyanidins (7), Broomrape (6)…

Companion Plant (72.86), Grain Legume2 (6.76)…

Deyeuxia angustifolia

 

Methane Emission (14), Methane (8), Sanjiang Plain (8), Methane Oxidation (7), Marsh (6), Northeast China (6), Wetland (6)…

Wastewater Treatment (92.85), Ornamental (3.99)…

Dianthus deltoides

Maiden Pink

Pollination (24), Habitat Fragmentation (21), Population Size (14), Conservation (11), Diversity (8), Fragmentation (7), Semi-Natural Grassland (7)…

Breeding (32.96), Ornamental (21.97), Fruit (11.96), Honey3 (8.32), Forage (4.93)…

Dianthus sylvestris

Woodland Pink

Gynodioecy (5), Inbreeding Depression (5), Biodiversity (3), Grazing (3), Italy (3)…

Breeding (94.45)…

Dichrostachys cinerea

Aroma, Sicklebush, Bell Mimosa, Chinese Lantern Tree, Kalahari Christmas Tree, Acacia Saint Domingue, El Marabu, Kalahari-Weihnachtsbaum, Kιkι, Mimosa Clochette

Savanna (27), Medicinal Plants (17), Tannins (17), Bush Encroachment (16), Ethnobotany (16), South Africa (15), Acacia (14), Goats (13)…

Timber9 (34.53), Tannin (23.40), Fuelwood (22.50)…

Dicranopteris linearis

Old World Forkedfern, Old World Forked Fern, Uluhe

Hawaii (11), Succession (11), Disturbance (9), Nitrogen (8), Pteridophytes (7), Phosphorus (6), Plantation (6), Regeneration (6), Tropical Forest (6)…

Rubber (22.74), Soil Amelioration (11.39), Allelopathy (11.15), Phytoamelioration (6.25), Companion Plant (5.24)…

Digitaria californica

Arizona Cottontop

Argentina (11), Arizona (7), Heterogeneity (7), Holocene (7), Invasive Species (6), Monte Desert (6), Pleistocene (6), Desertification (5)…

Revegetation (37.76), Timber9 (21.28), Forage (18.91)…

Digitaria exilis

Fonio

Food Composition (12), Cookies (10), Acha (9), Flavonoids (9), Nigeria (9), Mali (8), Starch (8), Texture (7), Food Analysis (6)…

Starch (30.87), Cereal1 (25.47), Nutraceutical (14.55), Beverage (8.67)…

Digitaria insularis

Sourgrass

Glyphosate (5), Bolivia (4), Ecological Nutrient Cycling (3), Food Security (3), Glyphosate Resistance (3), Grasses (3), Invasive Species (3)…

Weed (62.82), Pesticide5 (6.37), Cane/Bamboo (6.30), Forage (5.69)…

Dillenia indica

Chulta, Elephant Apple, Chalta, Ouu

Antioxidant Activity (14), Antidiabetic (10), Streptozotocin (9), Antioxidant (8), Flavonoids (7), Hypolipidemic (6), Medicinal Plants (6)…

Rubber (48.90), Fuelwood (17.84), Oilseed/Fat4 (9.41), Medicinal (7.68)…

Diodia teres

Poorjoe

Local Adaptation (12), Phenotypic Plasticity (8), Natural Selection (6), Reciprocal Transplant (6), Flowering Time (4), Heritability (4), Maternal Effects (4)…

Weed (50.75), Ornamental (8.95), Genetics (5.33)…

Dioscorea alata

Water Yam

Yams (102), Yam (82), Starch (47), Tubers (35), Cultivars (31), Nigeria (30)…

Starch (92.73)…

Dioscorea batatas

Chinese Yam, Cinnamon Vine

Yam (32), Antioxidant (12), Dioscorin (11), Antioxidant Activity (9), Mucilage (8), Yams (8), Medicinal Plants (6), Tubers (6)…

Rubber (34.30), Starch (27.23), Poison (4.88)…

Dioscorea bulbifera

Air Yam, Air Potato, Varahi, Kaachil, Dukkar Kand

Medicinal Plants (20), Yams (16), Ethnobotany (12), Yam (10), Polyphenol Oxidase (9), Cryopreservation (8), Nepal (8)…

Medicinal (52.82), Starch (14.01), Timber9 (5.63)…

Dioscorea japonica

Japanese Yam, Yamaimo, Japanese Mountain Yam

Yam (15), Yams (6), Dioscorin (5), Mice (5), Diosgenin (4)…

Starch (32.64), Rubber (29.67), Medicinal (12.01)…

Dioscorea opposita

Nagaimo, Chinese Yam, Korean Yam

Starch (33), Polysaccharide (15), Crystallinity (9), Morphology (9), Physicochemical Properties (9), Yams (9), Acid Hydrolysis (8), Antioxidant Activity (8), Structure (8), Yam (8)…

Starch (88.76)…

Dioscorea oppositifolia

Chinese Yam, Nagaimo, Chinese Yam, Korean Yam

Yams (11), Starch Granules (9), Starch (8), China (7), Medicinal Plants (7), Herbal Medicines (6), Oriental Traditional Medicine (6)…

Starch (86.50)…

Dioscorea villosa

Wild Yam

Diosgenin (18), Menopause (12), Steroidal Saponins (9), Apoptosis (6), Ayurveda (4), Cancer (4), Differentiation (4), Phytoestrogens (4), Smoke (4), Steroidal Saponin (4), Alternative Medicine (3)…

Medicinal (36.38), Cosmetics (23.28), Poison (6.41), Industrial Product (5.30)…

Diospyros digyna

Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto

Mexico (6), Diabetes (3), Los Tuxtlas (3), Medicinal Plants (3)…

Fruit (67.68), Fuelwood (9.02)…

Diospyros kaki

Japanese Persimmon, Kaki Persimmon, Asian Persimmon

Persimmons (182), Cultivars (90), Persimmon (73), Ripening (41), Astringency (40), Antioxidant Activity (36), Japan (36), Firmness (34), Tannins (32), Fruit Quality (30), Fruits (29)…

Fruit (74.73), Tannin (9.90)…

Diospyros lotus

Date Plum, Date-Plum, Caucasian Persimmon, Lilac Persimmon

Persimmons (9), Vegetation (8), Ripening (7), Cultivars (6), Antioxidant Activity (5), Astringency (5)…

Fruit (75.32), Poison (4.25)…

Diospyros mespiliformis

Ebony Diospyros, Jackalberry, African Ebony, Jakkalsbessie

Medicinal Plants (14), Ethnobotany (9), West Africa (9), Savanna (8), Benin (7), Africa (6), Regeneration (6), Remote Sensing (6), Riparian (6), South Africa (6)…

Fuelwood (42.95), Timber9 (29.14), Medicinal (5.65)…

Diplotaxis erucoides

White Wallrocket

Glucosinolates (14), Species Richness (9), Heavy Metals (7), Phenolic Compounds (7)…

Weed (29.14), Honey3 (19.16), Nut (12.00), Vegetable (6.87), Revegetation (5.92)…

Diplotaxis tenuifolia

Perennial Wallrocket

Glucosinolates (21), Phenolic Compounds (15), Biofumigation (11), Vitamin C (10), Isothiocyanates (9)…

Vegetable (69.79), Nut (8.79), Green Manure (5.81)…

Diplotaxis virgata

 

Cotton (2), Disease Control (2), Farming Systems (2), Heavy Metals (2), Native Plants (2), Plant Cover (2), Runoff (2), Soil Amendments (2), Soil Erosion (2)…

Weed (50.74), Revegetation (23.89), Honey3 (11.86)…

Dipteryx odorata

Tonka Bean, Tonkin Bean, Tonquin Bean

Brazil (11), Coumarin (9), Non-Timber~ Forest Products (8), Amazon (7), Bolivia (6), Multiple-Use (6), Reduced Impact Logging (6), Medicinal Plants (5)…

Timber9 (43.97), Nut (28.06)…

Dittrichia graveolens

Stinkwort

Sesquiterpene Lactones (4), Chemical Composition (3), Essential Oils (3), Sesquiterpenes (3)…

Cosmetics (39.89), Dye (20.79), Essential Oil (13.03)…

Dittrichia viscosa

False Yellowhead, Sticky Fleabane, Woody Fleabane, Yellow Fleabane

Antimony (25), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (17), Flavonoids (16), Medicinal Plants (15), Plant Extracts (14), Phytoremediation (11), Spain (10), Leaves (9), Traditional Medicine (9)…

Erosion Control (18.60), Medicinal (13.03), Honey3 (10.77), Poison (7.59), Fruit (5.65), Essential Oil (5.04), Phytoamelioration (4.83), Phytoextractive (4.67)…

Dodonaea angustifolia

Sand Olive

Medicinal Plants (12), Ethnobotany (6), Ethiopia (5), South Africa (5), Flavonoids (4), AIDS (3), Anti-Inflammatory (3), Australian Indigenous Medicine (3)…

Medicinal (76.07)…

Dodonaea viscosa

Florida Hopbush, Broad Leaf Hopbush, Candlewood, Giant Hopbush, Narrow Leaf Hopbush, Sticky Hopbush, Native Hop Bush, Soapwood, Switchsorrel, Wedge Leaf Hopbush, Native Hop,’A’Ali’I, 'A'Ali'I-Ku Ma Kua, 'A'Ali'I Ku Makani, Akeake, Lampuaye, Mesechelangel, Chirca, Romerillo, Jarilla, Hayuelo, Ch'akatea, Casol Caacol, Ghoraskai

Palynology (20), Pollen (19), Medicinal Plants (18), Holocene (16), Oman (14), Grazing (13), Conservation (11), Fire (11), India (10), Ethnobotany (9)…

Medicinal (27.77), Smoking8 (18.70), Timber9 (10.05)…

Dorycnium pentaphyllum

Socarrillo, Prostrate Canary Clover

Mediterranean (14), Spain (13), Drought (12), Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (10), Climate Change (9), Warming (9), Revegetation (8), Vegetation Dynamics (8), Biodiversity (7)…

Honey3 (42.36), Smoking8 (23.73), Erosion Control (6.98), Revegetation (4.59)…

Dracocephalum moldavica

Moldavian Dragonhead

Antioxidant Activity (17), Antioxidant (13), Antioxidants (12), Chemical Composition (6), Compost (6), Essential Oil (6), Free Radicals (6), Monoterpenes (6)…

Vegetable (22.93), Nutraceutical (12.96), Essential Oil (10.04), Food Dye (8.60), Resin (7.45), Medicinal (5.74)…

Drimys winteri

Winter's Bark, Canelo

Chile (30), Patagonia (13), Holocene (10), Photosynthesis (8), Polygodial (8), Biopulping (7), Essential Oils (7), Biodiversity (6)…

Shade7 (34.79), Timber9 (23.59), Essential Oil (6.54), Weed (5.14)…

Drosera rotundifolia

Roundleaf Sundew, Common Sundew, Round-Leaved Sundew

Sphagnum (32), Peatland (20), Carnivorous Plants (15), Bog (13), Conservation (12), Naphthoquinones (12), Competition (11), Fen (11), Nitrogen (11), Pollen (11), Climate Change (10)…

Insectivorous (98.80)…

Dryas integrifolia

Crenulate Mountain-Avens, Northern White Mountain Avens, Mountain Avens

Phylogeography (32), Climate Change (25), Arctic (24), Glacial Refugia (15), Tundra (15), Chloroplast DNA (9), Alaska (8), Nitrogen (8), Refugia (8), Fungi (7), High Arctic (7), Permafrost (7)…

Ornamental (15.38), Boundary (12.61), Breeding (12.32), Forage (8.44), Medicinal (7.52), Honey3 (4.96)…

Dryas octopetala

Alaskan Mountain-Avens, Mountain Avens, White Dryas, White Dryad

Climate Change (52), Arctic (46), Phylogeography (30), Tundra (25), Lateglacial (17), Pollen (17), Svalbard (16), AFLP (14), Competition (14), Alpine Plants (13), Biodiversity (13), Fungi (13), Holocene (13), Plant Macrofossils (13)…

Boundary (23.68), Ornamental (16.01), Medicinal (7.84), Breeding (7.26), Timber9 (5.48)…

Dryobalanops aromatica

Borneo Camphor, Camphor Tree, Malay Camphor, Sumatran Camphor

Borneo (11), Tropical Rain Forest (10), Tropical Rainforest (9), Microsatellites (6), Photosynthesis (6), Pollen Dispersal (6), Sap Flow (6), Tropical Forest (6)…

Resin (62.32), Shade7 (13.12), Breeding (5.21)…

Dryopteris carthusiana

Spinulose Woodfern, Narrow Buckler Fern

Succession (15), Forest Management (14), Biodiversity (12), Disturbance (12), Species Richness (7), Vegetation (7)…

Timber9 (55.93), Shade7 (9.54), Ornamental (5.76), Boundary (5.08)…

Duchesnea indica

Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry, Gurbir, False Strawberry

Antioxidant (6), Apoptosis (6), Chemotaxonomy (4), Medicinal Plants (4)…

Fruit (39.99), Turf (24.35), Dye (5.32)…

Durio zibethinus

Durian

Durians (43), Durian (39), Thailand (26), Adsorption (21), Methylene Blue (13), Rats (13), Ripening (13), Food Composition (12), Malaysia (12), Pollination (12), Bioactive Compounds (11)…

Fruit (53.30), Dye (17.74), Plant Gum (11.82)…

Dysoxylum spectabile

Kohekohe

New Zealand (12), Diversity (5), Taxonomy (4), Brushtail Possums (3), Conifer (3), Fruit (3), Phylogeny (3), Regeneration (3)…

Dye (56.58), Fruit (20.54)…

 

Footnote re most likely scope for crop use/product: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product.  Examples are provided below (1-9, and superscripts in the crop use/product column, above) for those terms which were influenced in this manner:

1[Some species were identified as “cereal” but were actually species frequently associated with cereals, perhaps as weeds of cereal crops]
2[Some species were identified as “grain legume” but were actually species frequently associated with grain legumes, such as weeds of grain legume crops]
3[Some species were identified as “honey” but were actually studies on flower structure or pollination]
4[Some species were identified as “oilseed/fat” but were actually species frequently associated with oilseeds, such as weeds of oilseed crops]
5[Some species identified as “pesticide” were not sources of pesticides but were commercial crops whose production requires pesticides]
6[Some species were identified as “pseudocereal” but were actually species frequently associated with pseudocereals in some manner]
7[This term referred to plant species that provide or require shade]
8[This term referred to plant species whose product may be used for smoking but also includes those species whose seeds may require smoke to germinate]
9[This term identified plant species that naturally grow amongst timber in a forest (or on timber, such as a lichen), as well as those with a timber product; it also identified some species whose product may have been described as “woody”]

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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