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

Karroochloa purpurea

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Tribolium purpureum

 

This species has no synonyms in The Plant List

 

Common names:

South African Oatgrass

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Karroochloa purpurea: 4]

 

 

Popularity of Karroochloa purpurea over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Karroochloa purpurea (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 Karroochloa purpurea 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]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 20]

 

Checklist (2), Conservation value (2), Endemism (2), Fynbos (2), Red Data species (2), Renosterveld (2), Richness (2), Albany Centre of Endemism (1), Biogeography (1), Drakensberg Alpine Centre of Endemism (1), Floristic survey (1), Phytogeography (1), Sneeuberg Centre of Endemism (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]

 

medicinal (62.93), ornamental (20.44), timber (2.09), fruit (1.66), poison (1.65), weed (1.26), starch (0.75), cereal (0.53), nutraceutical (0.52), grain legume (0.52)..

 

[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]

 

Cordova CE (2013) C3 Poaceae and Restionaceae phytoliths as potential proxies for reconstructing winter rainfall in South Africa. Quaternary International 287, 121-140. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618212002807

Morrone O, Aagesen L, et al. (2012) Phylogeny of the Paniceae (Poaceae: Panicoideae): integrating plastid DNA sequences and morphology into a new classification. Cladistics 28, 333-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00384.x

Saslis-Lagoudakis CH, Savolainen V, Williamson EM, Forest F, Wagstaff SJ, Baral SR, Watson MF, Pendry CA and Hawkins JA (2012) Phylogenies reveal predictive power of traditional medicine in bioprospecting. PNAS 109, 15835-15840. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/39/15835

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Karroochloa purpurea: 4; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Morrone O, Aagesen L, et al. (2012) Phylogeny of the Paniceae (Poaceae: Panicoideae): integrating plastid DNA sequences and morphology into a new classification. Cladistics 28, 333-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-0031.2011.00384.x

Saslis-Lagoudakis CH, Savolainen V, Williamson EM, Forest F, Wagstaff SJ, Baral SR, Watson MF, Pendry CA and Hawkins JA (2012) Phylogenies reveal predictive power of traditional medicine in bioprospecting. PNAS 109, 15835-15840. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/39/15835

Kraaij T (2011) The flora of the Bontebok National Park in regional perspective. South African Journal of Botany 77, 455-473. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629910002292

Clark VR, Barker NP and Mucina L (2009) The Sneeuberg: A new centre of floristic endemism on the Great Escarpment, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 75, 196-238. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629908003141

Cordova CE C3 Poaceae and Restionaceae phytoliths as potential proxies for reconstructing winter rainfall in South Africa. Quaternary International. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618212002807

Kraaij T The flora of the Bontebok National Park in regional perspective. South African Journal of Botany 77, 455-473. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629910002292

 


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