Australian New Crops Info 2016
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kallstroemia hirsutissima



This species is usually known as:

Kallstroemia hirsutissima


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Hairy Caltrop



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kallstroemia hirsutissima: 8]



Popularity of Kallstroemia hirsutissima over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kallstroemia hirsutissima (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Kallstroemia hirsutissima as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]



[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 26]


Apparent Starvation in the Face of Plenty (1), Astragalus Poisoning (Alpha Mannosidosis (1), Avifauna (1), Background Information of Clinical Importance (1), Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis and Maedi-Visna (MV) (1), Clostridium perfringens Type D Enterotoxemia (1), Conclusions Concerning Dry Matter (1), Congenital and Inherited Diseases (1), Diagnosis of Neurologic Disease by Presenting Signs (1), Diversity (1), Endemic birds (1), Feeding Bucks and Pet Goats (1), Feeding Lactating Goats (1), Feeding Pregnant Goats (1), General Ration Balancing Considerations for Goats (1), grazing (1), Hypothermia and Hypoglycemia (1), Inorganic Chemical Neurotoxicities (1), Locoism) (1), Neotropical migrants (1), Neurologic Diseases of Unknown Etiology (1), Parelaphostrongylosis and Elaphostrongylosis (1), Parturient Paresis (Milk Fever), Hypocalcemia (1), Protein Systems and Requirements (1), Special Considerations in Feeding Angora and Cashmere Goats (1), Specific Diseases of the Nervous System (1)


[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]



Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: 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]


poison (63.67), ornamental (22.97), medicinal (1.77), timber (1.62), fruit (1.29), weed (0.97), starch (0.58), cereal (0.41), nutraceutical (0.41), grain legume (0.41)…..


[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]



Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]


Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902.

Burrows GE and Tyrl RJ (2012) Zygophyllaceae R.Br. In Toxic Plants of North America (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1221-1233. (Wiley-Blackwell).



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kallstroemia hirsutissima: 8; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Smith MC and Sherman DM (2009) Nervous System. In ‘Goat Medicine’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 163-256. (Wiley-Blackwell).

Smith MC and Sherman DM (2009) Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases. In ‘Goat Medicine’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 733-785. (Wiley-Blackwell).

Arizmendi MDC, Dávila P, Estrada A, Figueroa E, Márquez-Valdelamar L, Lira R, Oliveros-Galindo O and Valiente-Banuet A (2008) Riparian Mesquite bushes are important for bird conservation in tropical arid Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 72, 1146-1163.

Bourke CA, Carrigan MJ and Dixon RJ (1990) Upper motor neurone effects in sheep of some beta-carboline alkaloids identified in zygophyllaceous plants. Australian Veterinary Journal 67, 248-251.

Bourke CA and Macfarlane JA (1985) A transient ataxia of sheep associated with the ingestion of Tribulus micrococcus (yellow vine). Australian Veterinary Journal 62, 282-282.

Too HL and Love RJ (1985) Persistence of passive immunity to porcine parvovirus. Australian Veterinary Journal 62, 282-284.

Wilson R, Witzel D and Verlander J (1982) Somatosensory-evoked response of ataxic Angora goats in suspected haloxon-delayed neurotoxicity. Am J Vet Res 43, 2224-6.

Wilson RD, Witzel DA and Verlander JM (1982) Somatosensory-evoked response of ataxic Angora goats in suspected haloxon-delayed neurotoxicity. American journal of veterinary research. 43, 2224-2226.


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