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

Species attracting attention:
 genus M..

The species below (from genus M..) 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 (%):

Macaranga tanarius

Parasol Leaf Tree, Blush Macaranga, Nasturtium Tree, David's Heart, Heart Leaf

Allelopathy (6), Cytotoxicity (6), Diabetes (6), Herbivory (6), Extrafloral Nectar (5), Extrafloral Nectaries (5), Indirect Defence (5), Mutualism (5), Apoptosis (4)…

Honey3 (73.45), Boundary (16.28)…

Maclura tinctoria

Fustictree, Old Fustic, Dyer's Mulberry

Bolivia (8), Seed Dispersal (7), Diet (5), Flavonoids (5), Medicinal Plants (5), Ethnopharmacology (4), Isoflavone (4), Regeneration (4), Species Richness (4), Amazon (3), Antibacterial (3…

Fruit (19.48), Timber9 (14.62), Medicinal (10.37), Chewing (9.99), Nutraceutical (6.33), Poison (5.62), Weed (5.08)…

Macrothelypteris torresiana

Swordfern

Apoptosis (6), Flavonoid (6), Oxidative Stress (4), Reactive Oxygen Species (4), Anti-Tumor (3), Bovine Serum Albumin (3), Flavonoids (3), Interaction (3), Protoapigenone (3)…

Oilseed/Fat4 (27.98), Poison (27.59), Medicinal (12.44), Genetics (9.06)…

Macrotyloma geocarpa

Geocarpa Groundnut, Hausa Groundnut, Kersting's Groundnut

Fermentation (7), Soybean Meal (4), Agriculture (2), Agroecology (2), Agroecosystem (2), Allergens (2), Amino Acid (2), Antinutritional Factors (2), Anti-Nutritional Factors (2), Biodiversity (2), Bio-Modification (2), Climate (2), Composition (2), Cowpea (2), Feedstuff (2), Germination (2), Hypoallergenic (2), Immunoreactivity (2), Oligosaccharides (2), Phytic Acid (2), Pigs (2), Processing (2), Protease Enzyme Activity (2), Solid-State Fermentation (2), Soy Peptide Hydrolysate (2), Weaning Foods (2), West And Central Africa (2)…

Grain Legume2 (68.01), Nutraceutical (15.49), Dietary Fibre (8.26)…

Madhuca indica

Moa Tree, Mahwa, Mahua, Iluppai

Biodiesel (265), Transesterification (104), Performance (30), Emissions (29), Diesel Engine (26), Esterification (25), Emission (21), Response Surface Methodology (21), Optimization (19), Combustion (16), Biofuel (15)…

Biofuel (97.52)…

Madia sativa

Coast Tarweed, Chilean Tarweed

Herbivory (10), Drought (5), Allelopathy (3), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (3), Chile (3), Global Change (3), Aridity (2), Biogenic Emissions (2), Bioherbicides (2)…

Tannin (51.90), Fruit (16.00), Oilseed/Fat4 (11.06), Fodder (5.08)…

Magnolia virginiana

Sweetbay, Sweetbay Magnolia

United States (7), Biomass (6), Climate Change (6), Florida (6), Leaves (5), Wetlands (5), Forest (4), Forested Wetlands (4), Neolignans (4), Papilio (4), Seedlings (4), Species Richness (4), Swamps (4)…

Timber9 (53.19), Cane/Bamboo (9.78), Medicinal (4.98)…

Mahonia aquifolium

Hollyleaved Barberry, Oregon-Grape, Oregon Grape

Berberine (32), Antitussive Activity (9), Oxidative Stress (8), Polysaccharides (7), Antioxidant (6), Biodiversity (6), Alkaloids (5), Antioxidant Activity (5), Biological Invasions (5), Lipid Peroxidation (5), Anti-Inflammatory (4)…

Starch (33.62), Erosion Control (12.93), Psychoactive (8.86), Boundary (6.75), Medicinal (5.35)…

Mahonia bealei

Beale's Barberry

Apoptosis (7), Antioxidant (6), Alkaloids (3), Plants (3), Anti-Influenza (2), Antimicrobial Activity (2), Antiproliferation (2)…

Medicinal (39.65), Flavouring/Spice (18.40), Pesticide5 (12.51)…

Mahonia nervosa

Cascade Barberry, Dwarf Oregon-Grape, Cascade Oregon-Grape, Dull Oregon-Grape

Competition (4), Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids (3), Commercial Thinning (3), Ecological Disturbance (3), Fertilization (3), Forest Density Management (3), Plantation (3), Understory Vegetation (3)…

Timber9 (20.34), Wastewater Treatment (12.11), Breeding (11.67), Ornamental (9.95), Genetics (9.61), Fuelwood (9.51), Shade7 (5.56)…

Mahonia repens

Creeping Barberry, Creeping Oregon Grape, Creeping Barberry, Prostrate Barberry

Chlorogenic Acid (6), Reactive Oxygen Species (6), Acclimation (5), Apple (5), Xanthophyll Cycle (5), Antioxidant Enzymes (4), Photoinhibition (4), Alkaloids (3), Ascorbate–Glutathione Cycle (3), Colorado (3), Drought (3)…

Shade7 (85.60)…

Maireana astrotricha

Low Bluebush

Cattle Grazing (4), Greater Bilby (4), Arid Zone (3), Ecosystem Engineering (3), Methane (3), Population Dynamics (3), Rumen Fermentation (3), Arid Recovery (2), Australia (2)…

Boundary (34.54), Ornamental (26.93), Cane/Bamboo (7.03), Bioindicator (5.19)…

Maireana brevifolia

Cotton Bush, Eastern Cotton-Bush, Short-Leaf Bluebush, Small-Leaf Bluebush, Yanga Bush, Australian Bluebush

Sheep (7), Forage Quality (3), Rumen Fermentation (3), Salinity (3), Western Australia (3), Australia (2)…

Forage (50.07), Erosion Control (17.52), Fodder (17.43), Revegetation (5.40)…

Malcolmia maritima

Virginia Stock

Malonic Acid (5), Sinapic Acid (5), P-Coumaric Acid (4), Acylated Anthocyanins (3), Acylated Cyanidin 3-Sambubioside-5-Glucoside (3), Ferulic Acid (3)…

Model (78.35), Fruit (11.74)…

Mallotus macrostachyus

 

Fingerprints (9), Multivariate Calibration (7), Antioxidant Activity (6), Indication Of Peaks (3), Shifting Cultivation (3), Alignment (2), Antioxidant Compounds (2)…

Medicinal (31.31), Hemiparasite (19.92), Poison (14.16), Beverage (8.76)…

Mallotus paniculatus

 

Fingerprints (9), Multivariate Calibration (8), Antioxidant Activity (7), Urban Ecology (5), Biomization (4), China (4), Pollen (4), Agriculture (3), Chromatographic Fingerprints (3), Hong Kong (3)...

Medicinal (43.46), Ornamental (7.81), Fruit (6.41), Timber9 (5.30)…

Mallotus philippensis

Kamala Tree, Kamala, Red Kamala

Conservation (7), India (7), Medicinal Plants (6), Nepal (6), Species Richness (5), Antioxidant (4), Leaves (4), Rainforest (4), Agrobiodiversity (3), Antimicrobial Activity (3)…

Fuelwood (75.05), Cosmetics (6.78), Medicinal (4.93)…

Malpighia emarginata

Barbados Cherry, Acerola, West Indian Cherry, Wild Crepe Myrtle

Anthocyanins (14), Antioxidant Activity (14), Ascorbic Acid (14), Brazil (12), Polyphenols (12), Tropical And Subtropical Fruits (10), Antioxidant Capacity (8), Carotenoids (8)…

Fruit (54.37), Beverage (14.52), Nutraceutical (8.60), Dietary Fibre (4.53)…

Malus baccata

Siberian Crab Apple, Siberian Crabapple, Siberian Crab, Manchurian Crab Apple, Chinese Crab Apple

Disease Resistance (13), Cultivars (11), Apple (6), Iron (6), Wild Relatives (6), Apples (5), Cold Tolerance (5)…

Plant Grafting (78.68), Fruit (6.32)…

Malus orientalis

Oriental Apple

Caucasus (4), Georgia (4), Apple (3), Apples (3), Domestication (3), Evolution (3), Cultivars (2)…

Fruit (48.87), Breeding (26.39), Honey3 (6.93)…

Malus sieversii

 

Disease Resistance (10), Apples (8), Kazakhstan (8), Apple (7), Plant Pathogenic Fungi (7), Wild Plants (7), Genetic Diversity (6)…

Plant Grafting (54.54), Fruit (24.14), Breeding (5.86)…

Malva neglecta

Common Mallow

Ethnobotany (25), Medicinal Plants (24), Traditional Medicine (9), Turkey (9), Antibacterial Activity (8), Leaves (7), Weeds (7), Heavy Metals (6), Biological Control (5), Chlorophyll Fluorescence (5), Folk Medicine (5)…

Medicinal (47.33), Smoking8 (14.85), Weed (10.10)…

Malva parviflora

Cheeseweed Mallow, Cheeseweed, Egyptian Mallow, Least Mallow, Little Mallow, Mallow, Marshmallow, Small-Flowered Mallow, Small-Flowered Marshmallow, Smallflower Mallow

Medicinal Plants (22), Weeds (20), Weed Control (16), Ethnobotany (14), Photosynthesis (14), Geminivirus (12), California (11), Chlorophyll Fluorescence (11), Soil Fumigation (10)…

Weed (55.04), Green Manure (18.77), Medicinal (6.26)…

Malva sylvestris

High Mallow, Common Mallow, Cheeses, High Mallow, Tall Mallow, Mauve Des Bois, Mλllaga, Blue Mallow, Cheese-Cake,  Pick-Cheese, Round Dock, Country-Mallow, Wild Mallow, Wood Mallow, Malva…

Medicinal Plants (68), Ethnobotany (54), Italy (20), Ethnopharmacology (17), Traditional Medicine (17), Turkey (10), Antioxidant Activity (9), Weeds (9), Biodiversity (8), Folk Medicine (8)…

Medicinal (75.35)…

Mangifera indica

Mango

Mangoes (764), Cultivars (280), India (171), Mango (159), Ripening (156), Flowering (134), Fruit Quality (118), Fruits (103), Antioxidant Activity (95), Horticultural Crops (88)…

Fruit (77.34)…

Manihot esculenta

Cassava, Manioc, Yuca, Balinghoy, Kamoteng Kahoy, Tabolchu, Mogo, Mandioca, Tapioca-Root, Kappa, Manioc Root

Cassava (619), Crop Yield (234), Nigeria (203), Cultivars (171), Leaves (134), Roots (103), Crop Production (101), Intercropping (96), Starch (88)…

Starch (54.06), Companion Plant (22.83)…

Manilkara bidentata

Bulletwood, Balatα, Ausubo, Massaranduba, Surinam Bulletwood

Puerto Rico (13), Biodiversity (8), Disturbance (6), Endophytes (6), Leaves (6), Species Diversity (5), Tropical Forest (5), Tropics (5)…

Cane/Bamboo (66.90), Timber9 (12.31)…

Manilkara zapota

Sapodilla

Mexico (29), Sapodillas (17), Antioxidant (11), India (11), Tropical Forests (10), Yucatan Peninsula (9), Guatemala (8), Insect Pests (8), Central America (7)…

Cane/Bamboo (29.94), Fruit (26.32), Hemiparasite (5.20), Ornamental (4.95)…

Marchantia polymorpha

Common Liverwort, Umbrella Liverwort

Evolution (44), RNA Editing (38), Nucleotide Sequences (36), Chloroplast (30), Mitochondria (27), Molecular Sequence Data (27), Phylogeny (26)…

Model (30.40), Oilseed/Fat4 (22.45), Genetics (17.16), Grain Legume2 (6.89), Starch (4.96)…

Markhamia lutea

Siala, Nile Tulip, Nile Trumpet, Siala Tree

Uganda (12), Agroforestry (9), Medicinal Plants (9), Kenya (6), Traditional Medicine (6), Cytotoxicity (5), Roots (5), Trees (5), Antiplasmodial Activity (4), Ethnopharmacology (4), Fuelwood (4), Gasification (4), Malaria (4)…

Fuelwood (44.39), Smoking8 (19.28), Medicinal (17.21)…

Marrubium vulgare

Horehound, White Horehound, Common Horehound

Medicinal Plants (49), Ethnobotany (30), Mercury (18), Flavonoids (12), Spain (10), Traditional Medicine (10), Antioxidant (9), Essential Oils (9), Italy (9), Diterpene (8), Medicinal Plant (8), Antibacterial Activity (7)…

Medicinal (76.91)…

Matricaria recutita

German Chamomile, Chamomile, Camomile, German Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Kamilla, Wild Chamomile, Scented Mayweed

Chamomile (84), Medicinal Plants (81), Essential Oils (66), Flavonoids (41), Flowers (36), Ethnobotany (33), Plant Extracts (31), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (30), Medicinal Properties (19), Traditional Medicine (19)…

Medicinal (64.77), Essential Oil (7.71), Timber9 (4.50)…

Mauritia flexuosa

Muriti, Moriche Palm, Itι Palm, Ita, Buriti, Canangucho, Aguaje

Brazil (17), Amazon (14), Mauritia (14), Extraction (13), Peru (13), Amazonia (12), Buriti Oil (10), Biodiversity (9), Ethnobotany (9), Buffer Strips (8), Fire (8), Bolivia (7)…

Erosion Control (55.62), Nut (13.08), Biofuel (5.27), Vegetable (4.91)…

Medicago ciliaris

Ciliate Medick

Iron Deficiency (8), Bicarbonate (7), Salt Stress (7), Salinity (6), Fe Deficiency (5), Nitrogen Fixation (5), Carbohydrate Metabolism (4), Iron (4), Pea (4), Energy Metabolism (3), Legumes (3)…

Soil Amelioration (59.92), Plant Grafting (24.70)…

Medicago intertexta

Calvary Clover, Calvary Medick

Salinity (5), Salinity Tolerance (4), Sodium (4), Antiporter (3), NHX (3), Tomato (3), Wild Legumes (3), Allelic Variation (2)…

Plant Grafting (78.39), Forage (5.46)…

Medicago laciniata

Cutleaf Medick, Cut-Leaved Medick, Tattered Medick

Nitrogen Fixation (6), Phylogeny (5), Rhizobia (5), New South Wales (4), Nodulation (4)…

Medicinal (50.05), Soil Amelioration (19.07)…

Medicago lupulina

Black Medick, Black Medic, Black Medick, Black Meddick, Black Hay, Black Nonesuch, Blackweed

Biodiversity (33), Nitrogen (17), Restoration (16), Succession (14), Grassland (13), Weed Control (13), Calcareous Grassland (12), Crop Yield (12), Organic Farming (12), Vegetation (12), Conservation (11), Cover Crops (11)…

Green Manure (44.41), Weed (16.68), Cereal1 (7.33)…

Medicago polymorpha

Burclover, California Burclover, Toothed Bur Clover, Toothed Medick, Burr Medic

Cultivars (21), Crop Yield (20), Nitrogen Fixation (16), Legumes (12), Application Rate (11), Grazing (11)…

Green Manure (37.02), Forage (19.03), Weed (12.52), Fodder (5.98)…

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa, Lucerne, Yellow Alfalfa

Alfalfa (1528), Crop Yield (1155), Cultivars (695), Roots (482), Forage (426), Nodulation (425), Forage Crops (370), Gene Expression (366), Nitrogen Fixation (359)…

Forage (No Other Details Available)

Medicago truncatula

Barrelclover, Barrel Medic, Barrel Medick, Barrel Clover

Gene Expression (195), Symbiosis (182), Nodulation (131), Roots (104), Nitrogen Fixation (101), Molecular Sequence Data (93), Proteomics (88)…

Model (No Other Details Available)

Megaceros aenigmaticus

 

Group II Introns (3), Angiosperm (2), Gymnosperms (2), Mitochondrial Rps3 Locus (2), Plant Mitochondria (2), Plant Molecular Biodiversity (2)…

Sweetener (63.92), Rubber (26.02), Hemiparasite (6.03)…

Megathyrsus maximus

Guinea Grass, Green Panic Grass

Invasive Species (5), Chiquitania (3), Inflorescences (3), Mona Island (3), Reforestation (3), Restoration (3), Savanna (3), Seed Size (3)…

Aquatic (43.40), Forage (18.54), Cane/Bamboo (9.67), Revegetation (5.35)…

Melaleuca alternifolia

Narrow-Leaved Paperbark, Narrow-Leaved Tea-Tree, Narrow-Leaved Ti-Tree, Snow-In-Summer

Essential Oils (125), Essential Oil (115), Tea Tree Oil (53), Antimicrobial Activity (47), Antimicrobial (27), Chemical Composition (25), Terpinen-4-Ol (20), 1,8-Cineole (18), Antioxidant (18), Antibacterial (17)…

Essential Oil (65.06), Pesticide5 (19.77), Beverage (7.82)…

Melaleuca ericifolia

Swamp Paperbark

Salinity (9), Water Regime (9), Essential Oils (6), Biofiltration (5), Vegetation (4), Wetlands (4), Australia (3), Bioretention (3)…

Insect Repellent (83.74), Wastewater Treatment (9.24)…

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Punktree, Broad-Leaved Paperbark, The Paper Bark Tea Tree, Niaouli

Biological Control (52), Biological Control Agents (50), Florida (46), Weed Control (46), Invasive Species (43), Mortality (17), Weed Biological Control (17), Essential Oils (16)…

Weed (22.38), Essential Oil (20.68), Honey3 (18.58), Insect Repellent (15.96)…

Melampodium cinereum

Hoary Blackfoot

Phylogeography (6), Polyploidy (6), Phylogeny (5), Aflps (4), Sesquiterpene Lactones (3), Sympatry (3)…

Ornamental (46.30), Boundary (25.16), Timber9 (10.69)…

Melastoma affine

Blue Tongue, Native Lassiandra, Nekkarika

Pollination (8), Agriculture (3), Ethnobotany (3), Heteranthery (3), Invasive Species (3), Pollination Efficiency (3), Australia (2)…

Honey3 (92.94)…

Melastoma candidum

Asian Melastome

Succession (5), Indigenous Species (4), Biodiversity (3), Flavonoid (3), Invasive Species (3), Monoamine Oxidase (3), Plantations (3), Quercetin (3), Seed Bank (3), Understory Vegetation (3)…

Smoking8 (51.31), Beverage (12.44), Shade7 (11.89), Soil Amelioration (7.71)…

Melastoma malabathricum

Malabar Melastome, Indian Rhododendron, Singapore Rhododendron, Senduduk, Khlong Khelng Khi Nok

Aluminum (9), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (8), Flavonoids (7), Leaves (7), Medicinal Plants (7), Aluminium (6), Antioxidant Activity (6), Borneo (6), Antinociceptive (5)…

Tannin (32.79), Medicinal (17.19), Poison (9.45), Beverage (9.15), Phytoamelioration (4.92)…

Melia azedarach

Chinaberrytree, White Cedar, Chinaberry Tree, Bead-Tree, Cape Lilac, Syringa Berrytree, Persian Lilac, Indian Lilac

Insecticidal Activity (31), Plant Extracts (30), Limonoids (27), Medicinal Plants (27), Toxicity (21), Antifeedant (20), Leaves (20), Biodiesel (17)…

Biofuel (29.78), Pesticide5 (23.79), Medicinal (5.51)…

Melicytus ramiflorus

Mahoe, Whiteywood

New Zealand (14), Decomposition (4), Phosphorus (4), Chronosequence (3), Nematodes (3), Null Model (3), Riparian Vegetation (3), Succession (3)…

Shade7 (37.48), Timber9 (18.52), Wastewater Treatment (17.05)…

Melilotus indicus

Annual Yellow Sweetclover, Sweet Clover, Sweet-Clover, Sour Clover, Sour-Clover, Sourclover, Indian Sweet-Clover, Bokhara Clover, Small-Flowered Sweet Clover, Common Melilot…

India (10), Salinity (7), Salt Tolerance (7), Medicinal Plants (6), Egypt (5), Halophytes (5), Irrigation (5), Root Nodules (5), Selenium (5), Sodium (5), Species Diversity (5), Allelopathy (4)…

Forage (26.23), Allelopathy (21.84), Companion Plant (18.76)…

Melilotus officinalis

Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Ribbed Melilot, Common Melilot

Crop Yield (22), Crop Rotation (21), Biodiversity (17), Cover Crops (17), Application Rate (15), Medicinal Plants (15)…

Green Manure (29.63), Grain Legume2 (21.03), Forage (9.02), Birdseed (6.37), Cereal1 (5.39), Weed (4.93)…

Melissa officinalis

Common Balm, Lemon Balm, Balm, Balm Mint

Medicinal Plants (65), Antioxidant Activity (58), Essential Oil (51), Essential Oils (38), Antioxidant (32), Antioxidants (30), Lemon Balm (29), Rosmarinic Acid (29), Ethnobotany (27), Plant Extracts (25), Flavonoids (22)…

Medicinal (35.24), Essential Oil (28.47), Chewing (9.66)…

Mentha aquatica

Water Mint

Biodiversity (14), Macrophytes (14), Medicinal Plants (14), Wetlands (12), Conservation (10), Traditional Medicine (10), Water Framework Directive (10), Aquatic Plants (9), Essential Oil (9), Ethnobotany (9)…

Aquatic (68.28), Essential Oil (7.00), Wastewater Treatment (5.31)…

Mentha arvensis

Wild Mint, Field Mint, Pudina, Podina, Corn Mint

Essential Oils (76), Essential Oil (62), India (43), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (34), Menthol (34), Crop Yield (23), Antibacterial Activity (22), Plant Biochemistry (22), Plant Physiology (22), Medicinal Plants (21)…

Essential Oil (82.26), Pesticide5 (4.93)…

Mentha cordifolia

 

Drying (8), Hot Air Drying (7), Microwave (7), Essential Oil (6), Kinetics (5), Antioxidant Activity (4), Vacuum-Microwave Drying (4), Mint (3), Model (3), Physical Properties (3), Vacuum (3), Aromatic Herbs (2)…

Hemiparasite (30.05), Flavouring/Spice (21.12), Medicinal (18.46), Nutraceutical (4.88)…

Mentha gracilis

Gingermint, Ginger Mint, Scotch Mint

Essential Oil (6), Bosnia And Herzegovina (4), Cultivated Medicinal Plants (4), Ethno Medicine (4), Plant Hormones (4), Traditional Medicine (4), Wild Medicinal Plants (4)…

Essential Oil (89.99), Companion Plant (5.81)…

Mentha longifolia

Horse Mint

Medicinal Plants (37), Essential Oils (33), Essential Oil (25), Traditional Medicine (25), Ethnobotany (22), Antioxidant Activity (18), Plant Extracts (18), Antioxidant (14), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (13), Chemical Composition (12), Antimicrobial Activity (11)…

Essential Oil (56.60), Medicinal (18.94), Pesticide5 (6.66)…

Mentha pulegium

Pennyroyal, European Pennyroyal, Squaw Mint, Mosquito Plant, Pudding Grass

Essential Oils (56), Essential Oil (48), Medicinal Plants (45), Ethnobotany (29), Antioxidant Activity (18), Pulegone (18), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (15), Conservation (14), Traditional Medicine (13), Antimicrobial Activity (12)…

Essential Oil (55.82), Medicinal (22.96)…

Mentha spicata

Spearmint, Spear Mint

Essential Oils (90), Essential Oil (84), Antioxidant Activity (60), Medicinal Plants (53), Ethnobotany (24), Carvone (23), Mint (23), Antioxidant (22)…

Essential Oil (81.73), Flavouring/Spice (4.78)…

Mentha suaveolens

Apple Mint, Woolly Mint, Round-Leafed Mint

Essential Oil (20), Essential Oils (12), Medicinal Plants (10), Ethnobotany (8), Antimicrobial Activity (7), Antifungal Activity (6), Antibacterial Activity (5)…

Essential Oil (82.12), Medicinal (6.40)…

Mentha villosa

Apple Mint

Essential Oil (5), Bosnia And Herzegovina (4), Cultivated Medicinal Plants (4), Ethno Medicine (4), Nitric Oxide (4), Traditional Medicine (4), Wild Medicinal Plants (4), Phytotherapy (3)…

Medicinal (46.47), Essential Oil (29.21)…

Menyanthes trifoliata

Buckbean, Bog-Bean

Holocene (26), Palynology (20), Peatland (18), Pollen (17), Fen (16), Biodiversity (14), Climate Change (12), Wetland (12), Methane (11), Paleoclimate (11), Plant Macrofossils (11), Sphagnum (11), Bog (10)…

Aquatic (48.51), Ornamental (9.52), Medicinal (9.11), Charcoal (6.09)…

Mercurialis annua

Annual Mercury

Dioecy (16), Ethnobotany (15), Medicinal Plants (14), Plant Biochemistry (9), Plant Physiology (9), Pollen (9), Pollination (9), Botany (8), Sexual Dimorphism (8), Genotype (7), Italy (7)…

Poison (30.14), Weed (20.12), Breeding (14.58), Timber9 (5.96)…

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Common Iceplant, Crystalline Iceplant, Ice Plant

Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (85), Salinity (69), Salt Stress (54), Gene Expression (48), Photosynthesis (40), Salt Tolerance (37), Stress (37), Leaves (33)…

Starch (34.76), Sweetener (15.96), Model (12.49), Grain Legume2 (5.53), Oilseed/Fat4 (5.33)…

Mespilus germanica

Medlar, Common Medlar

Polyphenol Oxidase (20), Ripening (8), Ethnobotany (7), Ascorbic Acid (6), Diphenolase (6), Iran (5), Medlar (5), Polyphenoloxidase (5)…

Fruit (39.83), Chewing (13.54), Weed (5.32)…

Metrosideros excelsa

Pohutukawa, New Zealand Pohutukawa, New Zealand Christmas Tree

New Zealand (12), Developmental Stages (5), Flowering (4), Buds (3), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (3), Invasive Species (3)…

Dye (25.21), Honey3 (19.38), Timber9 (11.70), Beverage (8.37), Bioindicator (4.42)…

Metrosideros polymorpha

'Ohi'a Lehua

Hawaii (98), Nitrogen (28), Invasive Species (23), Phosphorus (20), Altitude (18), Decomposition (18), Leaves (18), Climate Change (14)…

Shade7 (27.02), Timber9 (16.92), Ornamental (11.25), Soil Amelioration (10.98), Medicinal (7.02)…

Metrosideros umbellata

Southern Rata

New Zealand (19), Chronosequence (5), Nitrogen (4), Phosphorus (4), Brushtail Possums (3), Forests (3), Herbivory (3), Size Effect (3)…

Timber9 (19.20), Shade7 (17.65), Cane/Bamboo (16.00), Honey3 (14.06), Breeding (10.27)…

Metroxylon sagu

Sago Palm, True Sago Palm

Starch (32), Sago Starch (31), Sago (27), Rheological Properties (15), Rheology (11), Gelatinization (9), Resistant Starch (9), Indonesia (8), Pasting Properties (8), Solubility (8)…

Starch (95.26)…

Miconia calvescens

Velvet Tree, Miconia, Bush Currant

Invasive Species (31), Hawaii (15), Weed Control (11), Biological Control (9), Biological Invasions (9), Seed Dispersal (9), Biological Control Agents (7)…

Weed (38.21), Ornamental (24.19), Fruit (8.92), Medicinal (5.39)…

Microlaena stipoides

Weeping Grass, Weeping Grass, Weeping Rice Grass, Weeping Meadow Grass

New South Wales (9), Grasses (6), Grazing (6), Drought (5), Forage Grasses (5), Pastures (5), Victoria (Australia) (5)…

Phytoextractive (50.80), Phytoamelioration (11.49), Cereal1 (10.83), Wastewater Treatment (9.85)…

Micropholis guyanensis

Wild Balata

Seed Dispersal (5), Endozoochory (3), Secondary Forests (3), Secondary Seed Dispersal (3), Tropical Forest (3), Tropical Rain Forest (3), Amazon Forest (2)…

Timber9 (65.21), Charcoal (9.15), Ornamental (7.90)…

Microseris lanceolata

Murnong, Yam Daisy

Grasslands (4), Australia (3), Eucalypt Woodlands (3), Managed Relocation (3), Plant Conservation (3), Translocation (3)…

Dietary Fibre (87.00), Nutraceutical (4.73)…

Microstegium vimineum

Nepalese Browntop, Japanese Stiltgrass

Invasive Species (45), New Jersey (13), Deciduous Forests (12), Introduced Species (12), Grass Weeds (11), Understory (10), Ecological Invasion (9)…

Shade7 (56.94), Weed (6.81)…

Mikania micrantha

Bittervine, Climbing Hemp Vine, American Rope

Invasive Species (17), Allelopathy (12), Biological Control (10), Weeds (10), China (9), Medicinal Plants (9), Traditional Medicine (8)…

Hemiparasite (28.36), Weed (26.25), Allelopathy (12.74), Medicinal (6.98)…

Milium effusum

American Milletgrass, American Milletgrass, Wood Millet

Biodiversity (10), Climate Change (6), Forest Management (5), Ph (5), Species Richness (5), Succession (5), Vegetation (5)…

Timber9 (52.09), Shade7 (16.87), Ornamental (8.51)…

Mimosa quadrivalvis

Florida Mimosa, Fourvalve Mimosa, Nelson's Mimosa, Urban's Mimosa

Seed Bank (3), 15N Natural Abundance (2), Acetylene Reduction (2), Biodiversity (2), Buried Seed (2), Fire Frequency (2), Forest Management (2), Herbicide (2), Intensive Management (2), Longleaf Pine Ecosystem (2), Most-Frequent Fire Hypothesis (2), N2 Fixation (2), Native Legume (2), Nodule (2), Restoration (2), Saturation Hypothesis (2), Seed Viability (2), Species Richness (2), Successional Trajectory (2), Ureide (2)…

Wood Fibre (62.08), Timber9 (13.83), Weed (12.80)…

Mimulus guttatus

Seep Monkeyflower, Common Monkey-Flower

Inbreeding Depression (36), Copper (28), Outcrossing (25), Natural Selection (24), Speciation (24), Inbreeding (23), Adaptation (20), Metal Tolerance (19)…

Breeding (88.64)…

Mimulus lewisii

Purple Monkeyflower, Lewis' Monkeyflower, Great Purple Monkeyflower

Speciation (26), Reproductive Isolation (20), Hybridization (13), Adaptation (6), Assortative Mating (6), Reinforcement (6), Ecological Speciation (5), Pollination (5)…

Boundary (88.43), Genetics (6.44)…

Mimulus ringens

Allegheny Monkeyflower, Square-Stemmed Monkeyflower

Competition (9), Pollination (9), Facilitation (8), Floral Display (7), Pollen Limitation (6), Fluorescent Dye (5), Mating System (5), Attractiveness (4)…

Breeding (38.86), Dye (17.62), Honey3 (14.85), Fruit (7.12)…

Mirabilis jalapa

Marvel Of Peru, Four O'clock Flower

Phytoremediation (26), Medicinal Plants (17), Ribosome-Inactivating Protein (15), Plant Proteins (12), Molecular Sequence Data (11), Nucleotide Sequences (11)…

Biofuel (27.07), Medicinal (14.50), Pesticide5 (12.85), Phytoextractive (12.07), Phytoamelioration (9.07), Timber9 (6.33)…

Miscanthus sacchariflorus

Amur Silvergrass, Amur Silver-Grass

Biomass (18), Bioenergy (13), Biofuel (13), Biofuels (9), Energy Crops (9), Lignin (9), Biomass Production (7), Cellulose (7), Energy Crop (6)…

Biofuel (70.90), Starch (6.74)…

Miscanthus sinensis

Chinese Silvergrass, Chinese Silver Grass, Eulalia Grass, Maiden Grass, Zebra Grass, Susuki Grass, Porcupine Grass

Biomass (72), Lignin (52), Pyrolysis (34), Biofuel (31), Organosolv (24), Japan (23), Bioenergy (21), Cellulose (21), Energy Crops (21), Biofuels (19), Pulping (19), Energy Crop (18), Bio-Oil (17)…

Charcoal (23.74), Cane/Bamboo (18.63), Biofuel (18.24), Paper Pulp (10.29), Sweetener (8.18)…

Moehringia trinervia

Apetalous Sandwort, Three-Nerved Sandwort

Forest Management (10), Vegetation (10), Disturbance (9), Biodiversity (7), Species Richness (6), Dispersal Limitation (5), Species Diversity (5), Succession (5)…

Timber9 (32.87), Ornamental (28.20), Shade7 (17.82)…

Molinia caerulea

Purple Moorgrass, Purple Moor Grass

Nitrogen (34), Biodiversity (31), Heathlands (30), Grazing (26), Restoration (25), Heathland (23), Peatland (23), Vegetation (23), Phosphorus (20), Netherlands (19)…

Ornamental (25.48), Timber9 (17.24), Shade7 (12.38), Medicinal (9.21)…

Momordica balsamina

Southern Balsampear, African Cucumber, Balsam Apple, Balsam Pear, Balsamina, Southern Balsam Pear, Cacana, Nkaka

Medicinal Plants (13), Diabetes Mellitus (9), Triterpenoids (8), Antioxidant (7), Cucurbitane-Type Triterpenes (6), Ethnobotanical Survey (6), Cucurbitacins (5), Ethnomedicine (5)…

Medicinal (56.55), Nutraceutical (6.27), Vegetable (5.83)…

Momordica charantia

Balsampear, Bitter Melon, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Squash, Goya, Karavella

Diabetes (77), Medicinal Plants (70), Diabetes Mellitus (45), Streptozotocin (43), Oxidative Stress (42), Antioxidant (41), Antioxidant Activity (41), Traditional Medicine (39)…

Oilseed/Fat4 (22.03), Medicinal (13.99), Vegetable (13.64), Dye (10.38), Timber9 (8.85), Poison (6.55)…

Momordica cochinchinensis

Balsampear, Gac, Mωbieguo, Red Melon, Baby Jackfruit, Spiny Bitter Gourd, Sweet Gourd, Cochinchin Gourd

Cyclotides (18), Lycopene (10), Spray Drying (10), Cyclotide (8), Cystine Knot (8), Antioxidant Activity (7), Circular Proteins (7), Antioxidant (6)…

Industrial Product (38.53), Nutraceutical (8.44), Poison (8.19), Medicinal (5.79), Food Dye (5.28), Oilseed/Fat4 (5.06)…

Momordica dioica

Balsampear, Spiny Gourd, Kantola, Kankada, Bhat-Kerela, Kakrul, Ghi Korola, Boda Kakara, Aa-Kakara-Kaya, Kankoda, Thumba, Kartole, Haagala Kaayi

Carbon Tetrachloride (13), Antioxidant Activity (11), Antioxidant (6), Biodiesel (5), Hepatoprotective (5), Hepatoprotective Activity (4), Hepatotoxicity (4), India (4)…

Medicinal (19.44), Biofuel (16.15), Oilseed/Fat4 (15.71), Poison (13.61), Timber9 (5.29)…

Monochoria vaginalis

Heartshape False Pickerelweed, Oval-Leafed Pondweed

Rice (22), Weed Control (18), Allelopathy (16), Herbicide Resistance (16), Weeds (14), Acetolactate Synthase (11), Seed Germination (10), Inhibition (7), Herbicide (6), Japan (6)…

Weed (75.81), Allelopathy (12.54)…

Monodora myristica

Calabash Nutmeg, Jamaican Nutmeg, African Nutmeg, Ehuru, Ariwo, Awerewa, Ehiri, Airama, African Orchid Nutmeg, Muscadier De Calabash, Lubushi

Cameroon (12), Essential Oils (9), Medicinal Plants (9), Spices (8), Traditional Medicine (7), Ethnobotany (6), Physical Properties (6), Chimpanzees (5), Essential Oil (5)…

Flavouring/Spice (30.90), Essential Oil (21.14), Medicinal (12.48)…

Morella cerifera

Wax Myrtle, Southern Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub

Florida (15), Leaves (10), Virginia (10), Plant Communities (9), Nitrogen Fixation (8), Symbiosis (8), Islands (7), Shrubs (7)…

Timber9 (21.12), Boundary (13.32), Soil Amelioration (11.61), Companion Plant (8.20), Ornamental (7.23)…

Morella faya

Firetree, Faya, Haya

Invasive Species (9), Conservation (5), Islands (5), Hawai'i (4), Risk Assessment (4), AVIRIS (3), Biological Invasions (3), Forestry (3), Hawaii (3), Invasive Plants (3)…

Timber9 (35.49), Soil Amelioration (30.87), Shade7 (13.62)…

Morinda citrifolia

Indian Mulberry, Great Morinda, Noni, Beach Mulberry, Cheese Fruit

Anthraquinones (41), Noni (29), Antioxidant Activity (28), Antioxidant (27), Medicinal Plants (24), Extraction (23), Traditional Medicine (20), Antioxidants (18)…

Medicinal (38.79), Timber9 (8.77), Weed (6.32), Dye (5.67), Nutraceutical (5.60)…

Moringa oleifera

Horseradishtree, Moringa, Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree, Ben Oil Tree, Benzoil Tree

Biodiesel (96), Biosorption (68), Antioxidant Activity (54), Adsorption (51), Medicinal Plants (46), Transesterification (46), Antioxidant (36), Plant Extracts (36), Coagulation (35), Oxidative Stress (34)…

Biofuel (60.22), Dye (8.16), Oilseed/Fat4 (6.87)…

Morus alba

White Mulberry

Mulberry (63), Mulberries (61), Leaves (54), Antioxidant Activity (52), Medicinal Plants (41), Flavonoids (34), Antioxidant (33), Antioxidants (33), Phenolic Compounds (31), India (28)…

Beverage (20.99), Medicinal (17.48), Oilseed/Fat4 (9.78), Weed (8.69), Fuelwood (5.06)…

Morus indica

 

Mulberry (22), Antioxidant Activity (19), Diabetes (17), Antioxidant (14), Micropropagation (14), Streptozotocin (12), Antioxidants (9), Diabetes Mellitus (9)…

Rubber (34.26), Oilseed/Fat4 (29.21), Beverage (9.91), Dietary Fibre (8.03)…

Morus nigra

Black Mulberry

Mulberry (26), Anthocyanins (24), Ethnobotany (17), Phenolic Compounds (15), Antioxidant Activity (14), Medicinal Plants (12), Traditional Medicine (12), Mulberries (11), Flavonoids (10), Flavonols (10)…

Fruit (27.64), Beverage (14.80), Medicinal (13.95), Sweetener (7.70), Weed (6.46)…

Mucuna pruriens

Cowitch, Velvet Bean, Cowhage, Donkey Eye, Monkey Tamarind, Buffalo Beans

Cover Crops (62), Crop Yield (45), Green Manures (42), Legumes (40), Soil Fertility (37), Nigeria (36), L-DOPA (34), Fallow (32), Nitrogen (32)…

Grain Legume2 (32.19), Green Manure (23.06), Starch (19.79), Companion Plant (4.98)…

Muntingia calabura

Strawberrytree, Jamaican Cherry, Panama Berry, Singapore Cherry, Bajelly Tree, Strawberry Tree, Bolaina, Yamanaza, Cacaniqua, Capulνn Blanco, Nigua, Niguito, Memizo, Memiso, Kersen, Talok, Aratilis, Sarisa

Apoptosis (9), Phenolic Compounds (6), Costa Rica (5), Flavonoids (5), Panama (5), MGC-803 Cells (4), Mice (4), Oxidative Stress (4)…

Fruit (39.21), Dye (12.22), Fuelwood (8.05), Wastewater Treatment (7.19)…

Murraya koenigii

Curryleaftree, Curry Tree

Antioxidant Activity (28), Antioxidant (25), Streptozotocin (25), Diabetes (23), Medicinal Plants (22), Leaves (19), Diabetes Mellitus (17), India (15), Antioxidants (14), Oxidative Stress (14), Antidiabetic (13)…

Details Not Available

Murraya paniculata

Orange Jessamine

Huanglongbing (18), Citrus (14), Citrus Sinensis (13), Chemical Constituents Of Plants (12), Coumarins (12), Internet Resource (12), Leaves (12), Citrus Greening (11), Murraya Koenigii (11), Host Plants (10)…

Details Not Available

Musa acuminata

Edible Banana

Bananas (178), Banana (103), Cultivars (68), Ripening (68), Disease Resistance (36), Ethylene (36), Gene Expression (36), Enzyme Activity (32)…

Fruit (Further Details Not Available)

Musa nana

 

Antidiabetic Plants (2), Banana (2), Bananas (2), China (2), Compensatory Growth (2), Endemic (2), Ethnobotanical Survey (2), Flavonols (2), Flight Development (2), Genetic Diversity (2), Growth Trajectories (2), Heucheroid Clade (2), Hipposiderids (2), Lagos State (2), Phylogenetic Analysis (2), Q12 (2), Q16 (2), Q18 (2), Uganda (2)…

Details Not Available

Mycelis muralis

Wall-Lettuce, Wall Lettuce

Disturbance (8), Forest Management (8), Species Richness (7), Vegetation (7), Biodiversity (6), Chemosystematics (6), Fragmentation (6), Beech (4), Growth (4)…

Ornamental (45.21), Timber9 (15.84), Shade7 (9.59)…

Myosotis arvensis

Field Forget-Me-Not

Biodiversity (19), Species Richness (13), Weeds (9), Organic Farming (7), Field Margin (6), Arable Weeds (5), Grassland (5), Herbicides (5), Seed Bank (5), Vegetation (5), Weed Management (5)…

Weed (79.03)…

Myrciaria cauliflora

Jaboticaba, Brazilian Grape Tree, Jaboticaba, Jabotica, Jabuticabeira, Guaperu, Guapuru, Hivapuru, Sabarα, Ybapuru

Phenolic Compounds (12), Anthocyanins (10), Extraction (10), Jabuticaba (8), Antioxidant Activity (5), Cost Of Manufacturing (5), DPPH (5), Phenolics (5)…

Fruit (74.47)…

Myrciaria floribunda

Guavaberry, Rumberry

Anastrepha (4), Low Forest (3), Plant Communities (3), 15N Natural Abundance (2), Agroforestry (2), Biodiversity (2), Boliviano-Tucumano (2), Brazil (2)…

Hemiparasite (57.99), Fruit (14.55)…

Myrica faya

Faya, Haya

Invasive Species (35), Canary Islands (31), Hawaii (24), Exotic Species (15), Biological Invasions (11), Biodiversity (10), Succession (10), Alien Species (9)…

Cane/Bamboo (38.07), Soil Amelioration (15.15), Honey3 (11.81), Allelopathy (4.77)…

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Parrot Feather Watermilfoil, Parrot Feather, Parrotfeather Watermilfoil

Phytoremediation (28), Invasive Species (11), Aquatic Plants (10), Macrophytes (10), Bioremediation (9), Aquatic Macrophytes (8), Aquatic Weeds (8)…

Aquatic (77.10), Phytoamelioration (15.31)…

Myriophyllum sibiricum

Shortspike Watermilfoil, Northern Watermilfoil

Macrophytes (14), Pharmaceuticals (11), Aquatic Plants (10), Risk Assessment (10), Antibiotics (8), Invasive Species (8), Toxicity (8)…

Aquatic (88.98), Poison (4.85)…

Myriophyllum spicatum

Eurasian Watermilfoil

Macrophytes (81), Aquatic Weeds (58), Aquatic Plants (55), Eutrophication (53), Invasive Species (37), Phosphorus (37), Macrophyte (33), Aquatic Macrophytes (32), Heavy Metals (30)…

Aquatic (94.96)…

Myriophyllum triphyllum

 

Heavy Metals (6), Biosorption (5), Bioaccumulation (4), Cadmium (4), Invasive Species (4), Phytoremediation (4), Aquatic Plants (3)…

Aquatic (55.33), Phytoextractive (34.58)…

Myristica fragrans

Nutmeg

Nutmeg (29), Essential Oil (26), Medicinal Plants (26), Essential Oils (20), Plant Extracts (19), Spices (19), Antioxidant (18), Antioxidant Activity (18), Lignans (17), Mace (17)…

Flavouring/Spice (46.35), Medicinal (17.49), Essential Oil (12.14)…

Myrsine coriacea

Leathery Colicwood

Ecuador (6), Atlantic Forest (5), Fire (5), Campos (4), Holocene (4), Montane Forest (4), Araucaria Forest (3), Cloud Forest (3), Altitudinal Vegetation Distribution (2), Analytical Validation (2), Andes (2), Bolivia (2)…

Wastewater Treatment (22.96), Sweetener (18.47), Fruit (11.13), Cane/Bamboo (6.94)…

Myrtus communis

Myrtle, Common Myrtle, True Myrtle

Essential Oil (50), Essential Oils (42), Medicinal Plants (35), Antioxidant Activity (32), Leaves (30), Antioxidant (25), Italy (22), Chemical Composition (18), Fatty Acids (18), Ethnobotany (17)…

Essential Oil (50.01), Medicinal (10.94), Fruit (4.86), Weed (4.85)…

 

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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