Australian New Crops Info 2014
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Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kiaeria blyttii



This species is usually known as:

Kiaeria blyttii, Kiaeria blyttii var. riparia


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Blytt's Kiaeria Moss, Blytt's Fork-Moss



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kiaeria blyttii: 5]



Popularity of Kiaeria blyttii over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kiaeria blyttii (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 Kiaeria blyttii 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: 13]


Indicator species (2), Azores (1), Bryophytes (1), Conservation (1), Conservation strategy (1), Fungi (1), Lichens (1), mosses and liverworts (1), Nature reserve (1), Red-listed species (1), Retention group (1), Woodland key habitat (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]


ornamental (61.75), timber (24.46), medicinal (1.87), fruit (1.36), poison (1.36), weed (1.03), starch (0.62), cereal (0.44), nutraceutical (0.43), grain legume (0.43)…..


[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]



References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kiaeria blyttii: 5; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Perhans K, Gustafsson L, Jonsson F, Nordin U and Weibull H (2007) Bryophytes and lichens in different types of forest set-asides in boreal Sweden. Forest Ecology and Management 242, 374-390.


Sætersdal M, Gjerde I and Blom HH (2005) Indicator species and the problem of spatial inconsistency in nestedness patterns. Biological Conservation 122, 305-316.


Kalda A, Kannukene L and Leis M (1992) Rare mosses in Estonia and their protection. Biological Conservation 59, 201-203.


Marstaller R (1982) Die Moosgesellschaften der Ordnung Rhacomitrietalia heterostichi Philippi 1956. 8. Beitrag zur Moosvegetation Thüringens. Feddes Repertorium 93, 443-479.


Sergio C (1976) Two new mosses for the bryological flora of the Azores: Kiaeria blyttii (B. s. g.) Broth. and Orthodicranum flagellare (Hedw.) Loeske. Deux nouveautes pour la flore bryologique des Acores: Kiaeria blyttii (B. s. g.) Broth. et Orthodicranum flagellare (Hedw.) Loeske. Boletim 2, 50.



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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service;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; Wiley Online Library; High Wire; Oxford Journals; USDA National Agricultural Library; for synonyms: The Plant List; for common names:; etc.

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