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

Kochia astrotricha



This species is usually known as:

Maireana astrotricha


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kochia astrotricha: 7]



Popularity of Kochia astrotricha over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kochia astrotricha (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 Kochia astrotricha 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: 6]


Camphorosmeae (1), Chenopodioideae (1), eustele (1), protostele (1), Salicornieae (1), Salsoloideae (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]


forage (79.24), fodder (15.56), boundary (1.05), medicinal (0.53), timber (0.40), fruit (0.38), poison (0.38), ornamental (0.24), starch (0.17), cereal (0.12)…..


[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 Kochia astrotricha: 7; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Al-Turki TA, Swarupanandan K and Wilson PG (2003) Primary vasculature in Chenopodiaceae: a re-interpretation and implications for systematics and evolution. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 143, 337-374.


Andrew MH and Lange RT (1986) Development of a new piosphere in arid chenopod shrubland grazed by sheep. 2. Changes to the vegetation. Australian Journal of Ecology 11, 411-424.


Lange RT and Graham CR (1983) Rabbits and the failure of regeneration in Australian arid zone Acacia. Australian Journal of Ecology 8, 377-381.


Charley JL and West NE (1977) Micro-patterns of nitrogen mineralization activity in soils of some shrub-dominated semi-desert ecosystems of Utah. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 9, 357-365.


Gerald F G (1976) Applicability of some infiltration formulae to rangeland infiltrometer data. Journal of Hydrology 28, 1-11.


Dawson TJ, Denny MJS, Russell EM and Ellis B (1975) Water usage and diet preferences of free ranging kangaroos, sheep and feral goats in the Australian arid zone during summer. Journal of Zoology 177, 1-23.


Vink APA (1968) THE RÔLE OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY IN INTEGRATED SURVEYS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 59, 294-312.



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