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

Koanophyllon villosum



This species is usually known as:

Koanophyllon villosum, Koanophyllon villosum subsp. cubense


This species has also been known as:

Koanophyllon villosum subsp. villosum


Common names:

Florida Keys Thoroughwort, Shrub Eupatorium



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



Popularity of Koanophyllon villosum over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Koanophyllon villosum (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 Koanophyllon villosum 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: 22]


Asteraceae (2), Ethnobotany (2), chemical composition (1), Chemistry (1), Critoniinae (1), Eastern Cuba (1), essential oils (1), Eupatorieae (1), Galones (1), Herbal mixtures (1), leaves (1), odors (1), Phytomedicine (1), plant extracts (1), shrubs (1), Spain (1), Swartzia (1), volatile organic compounds (1), wild aromatic plant (1), wild plants (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]


essential oil (60.75), medicinal (29.62), timber (1.16), fruit (0.92), poison (0.92), weed (0.70), ornamental (0.59), starch (0.42), cereal (0.30), nutraceutical (0.29)…..


[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]


Diamond JM and Heinen JT (2016) Conserving rare plants in locally-protected urban forest fragments: A case study from Miami-Dade County, Florida. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 20, 1-11.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Koanophyllon villosum: 5; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


(2006) Current awareness in flavour and fragrance. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 21, 735-740.

Pino JA, Marbot R, Payo A, Chao D, Herrera P and Marti MP (2005) Leaf oil of Koanophyllon villosum (Sw.) King et Robins. Journal of essential oil research : JEOR. 17, 427-428.

Cano JH and Volpato G (2004) Herbal mixtures in the traditional medicine of Eastern Cuba. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 90, 293-316.

Werner H (2004) Chemistry of the Critoniinae. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 32, 1159-1185.

de Gutiérrez AN, Catalán CAN, Díaz JG and Herz W (1995) Sesquiterpene lactones, a labdane and other constituents of Urolepis hecatantha and chromolaena arnottiana. Phytochemistry 39, 795-800.


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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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