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

Species attracting attention:
 genus N..

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

Najas indica

 

Phytoremediation (7), Superoxide Dismutase (7), Accumulation (5), Antioxidants (4), Antioxidant Enzymes (3), Aquatic Plants (3), Catalase (3), Heavy Metals (3), Lead (3), Lipid Peroxidation (3)…

Phytoamelioration (56.27), Phytoextractive (27.71), Aquatic (8.47)…

Najas marina

Spiny Naiad, Holly-Leaved Water Nymph

Macrophytes (22), Eutrophication (17), Aquatic Macrophytes (14), Submerged Macrophytes (10), Allelopathy (9), Aquatic Plants (9), Charophytes (9), Succession (8), Baltic Sea (7)…

Aquatic (93.94)…

Narcissus assoanus

Rushleaf Jonquil, Rush-Leaf Jonquil

Alkaloids (4), Fruit Set (4), Heterostyly (4), Pollen Limitation (4), Conservation (3), Mating System (3), Self-Incompatibility (3)…

Fruit (35.37), Breeding (19.16), Essential Oil (10.96), Honey3 (10.57)…

Narcissus papyraceus

Paperwhite Narcissus

Heterostyly (5), Pollinators (4), Altitudinal Gradients (3), Bill Length (3), Clinal Variation (3), Disassortative Mating (3), Distyly (3), Floral Polymorphism (3), Floral Traits (3), Geographic Variation (3)…

Fruit (32.51), Essential Oil (27.88), Genetics (13.65), Breeding (4.76)…

Nardus stricta

Matgrass, Moor Matgrass, Nard Grass

Grazing (41), Nitrogen (34), Grassland (28), Grasslands (28), Botanical Composition (23), Biodiversity (22), Vegetation (20), Species Richness (19), Scotland (18)…

Ornamental (31.17), Charcoal (25.72), Forage (8.54), Boundary (5.23)…

Nassella pulchra

Purple Needlegrass

California (21), Grasslands (13), Competition (11), Invasive Species (10), Grasses (7), Fire (6), Grazing (6), Indigenous Species (6), Nitrogen (6)…

Ornamental (25.44), Breeding (17.26), Revegetation (14.57), Model (6.70), Phytoamelioration (5.52)…

Nauclea orientalis

Leichhardt Tree, Yellow Cheesewood

Indole Alkaloids (5), Cytotoxicity (4), Strictosamide (4), Malaria (3), Papua New Guinea (3), Plant Extracts (3)…

Wastewater Treatment (65.61), Fruit (7.03)…

Nelumbo nucifera

Sacred Lotus, Indian Lotus, Bean Of India, Lotus

Antioxidant (27), Antioxidant Activity (27), Medicinal Plants (22), Flavonoids (18), Superhydrophobic (18), Neferine (17), Seeds (16), Antioxidants (15)…

Medicinal (31.14), Aquatic (11.88), Timber9 (9.41), Starch (8.63), Oilseed/Fat4 (8.57), Weed (5.35)…

Nemophila menziesii

Baby Blue Eyes

Pollination (6), Fitness (5), Gynodioecy (5), Pollinators (5), Seed Size (5), Floral Herbivory (4), Genetic Variation (4), Heritability (4), Maternal Effects (4), Anthocyanins (3)…

Breeding (71.89), Honey3 (4.54)…

Neolitsea dealbata

Hairy-Leaved Bolly Gum

Australia (5), Carbon Dioxide (4), Palaeoclimate (4), Atmospheric CO2 (3), Gas Exchange (3), Habitat Fragmentation (3), Queensland (3), Rainforest (3), Reforestation (3)…

Shade7 (44.36), Fruit (19.79), Boundary (14.80), Medicinal (4.70)…

Nerium oleander

Oleander

Leaves (45), Photosynthesis (36), Medicinal Plants (35), Cardiac Glycosides (20), Heavy Metals (20), Apocynaceae (19), Plant Biochemistry (19), Plant Physiology (18), Toxicity (17)…

Poison (47.91), Oilseed/Fat4 (10.58), Timber9 (5.59)…

Nicotiana alata

Jasmine Tobacco, Winged Tobacco, Tanbaku

Pollen Tubes (37), Pollen (29), Self Incompatibility (29), Self-Incompatibility (29), Glycoproteins (23), Pollination (23), Gene Expression (21), Ribonucleases (21), Styles (20), Plant Biochemistry (18), Plant Breeding (17)…

Starch (31.88), Cereal1 (16.38), Honey3 (10.94), Sweetener (5.94)…

Nicotiana attenuata

Coyote Tobacco

Jasmonic Acid (58), Herbivory (47), Plant Defense (33), Gene Expression (28), Methyl Jasmonate (27), Tomato (27), Tobacco (26)…

Boundary (48.79), Smoking8 (16.51), Honey3 (9.90), Hemiparasite (5.03)…

Nicotiana benthamiana

 

Transgenic Plants (180), Gene Expression (142), Molecular Sequence Data (132), Nucleotide Sequences (132), Disease Resistance (127), Viral Proteins (102)…

Boundary (25.20), Genetics (17.59), Model (14.35), Grain Legume2 (10.52), Oilseed/Fat4 (8.38)…

Nicotiana occidentalis

Native Tobacco

Plant Viruses (14), Detection (9), RNA (8), Apple Stem Pitting Virus (7), Nucleotide Sequences (7), Disease Transmission (6)…

Plant Grafting (68.26), Sweetener (7.60)…

Nicotiana sylvestris

South American Tobacco, Woodland Tobacco, Flowering Tobacco

Gene Expression (63), Tobacco (59), Leaves (55), Nucleotide Sequences (52), Molecular Sequence Data (49), Mitochondria (46), Amino Acid Sequences (43), Photosynthesis (38), Nicotine (36), Jasmonic Acid (32)…

Starch (36.03), Boundary (13.01), Grain Legume2 (7.26), Sweetener (6.18), Model (5.57), Genetics (4.88)…

Nicotiana tabacum

Cultivated Tobacco

Gene Expression (3168), Transgenic Plants (3085), Tobacco (2530), Nucleotide Sequences (1776), Leaves (1758), Molecular Sequence Data (1710), Genetic Transformation (1591), Enzyme Activity (1499), Genes (1306)…

Smoking8 (No Further Details Available)

Nigella sativa

Black Cumin, Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, Black Caraway, Roman Coriander

Thymoquinone (123), Antioxidant Activity (86), Antioxidant (67), Essential Oil (59), Medicinal Plants (50), Oxidative Stress (49), Apoptosis (40), Antioxidants (30), Fatty Acids (28), Seeds (28), Essential Oils (27)…

Essential Oil (26.71), Poison (13.43), Medicinal (11.05), Oilseed/Fat4 (9.37), Timber9 (6.17)…

Nothofagus cunninghamii

Myrtle Beech

Tasmania (36), Australia (17), Climate Change (12), Altitude (10), Rain Forests (10), Photosynthesis (9), Leaves (8), South-Eastern Australia (8)…

Ornamental (43.74), Timber9 (15.35), Shade7 (11.90)…

Nothofagus dombeyi

Coigue, Coihue

Patagonia (29), Argentina (24), Chile (22), South America (16), Holocene (13), Pollen (12), Climate Change (11), Biodiversity (9), Forest Trees (9), Land Use Change (9)…

Timber9 (33.98), Charcoal (18.35), Shade7 (12.07), Ornamental (7.57)…

Nothofagus obliqua

Roble Beech, Patagonian Oak, Roble

Chile (17), Patagonia (11), South America (7), Biodiversity (6), Climate Change (5), Forest Trees (5), Bamboo Flowering (4)…

Cane/Bamboo (58.67), Timber9 (20.91)…

Nuphar lutea

Rocky Mountain Pond-Lily, Yellow Water-Lily, Brandy-Bottle, Varigated Yellow Pond-Lily, Yellow Pond-Lily

Macrophytes (26), Aquatic Plants (20), Aquatic Macrophytes (18), Eutrophication (16), Biodiversity (10), Climate Change (10), Macrophyte (10), Phosphorus (10), Nitrogen (9)…

Aquatic (97.04)…

Nymphaea alba

European White Waterlily, White Lotus, White Water Rose, Nenuphar

Eutrophication (18), Macrophytes (17), Aquatic Plants (15), Biodiversity (15), Chromium (14), Holocene (12), Pollen (11), Restoration (11), Aquatic Macrophytes (10), Heavy Metals (10)…

Aquatic (93.87)…

Nymphaea tetragona

Pygmy Waterlily, Pygmy Water-Lily

Constructed Wetlands (4), Emergent Macrophytes (4), Aquatic Macrophyte (3), Biomass (3), Floating-Leaved Macrophytes (3), Water Depth (3), Alternative Therapy (2)…

Aquatic (85.26), Wastewater Treatment (4.53), Allelopathy (4.40)…

Nypa fruticans

Nipa Palm

Mangroves (16), Adsorption (11), Mangrove (11), C. Acid Inhibition (8), EIS (7), Weight Loss (7), Corrosion (7), Malaysia (6), Polarization (5), Conservation (5), Heavy Metals (5), Sap (5), Bangladesh (4)…

Ornamental (23.06), Paper Pulp (13.96), Sweetener (7.05), Cane/Bamboo (7.04), Poison (6.95), Fruit (5.14)…

 

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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