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

Kochia brevifolia



This species is usually known as:

Maireana brevifolia


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Cotton Bush, Eastern Cotton-Bush, Short-Leaf Bluebush, Small-Leaf Bluebush, Yanga Bush, Australian Bluebush



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



Popularity of Kochia brevifolia over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kochia brevifolia (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 brevifolia 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: 25]


animal nutrition (1), animal science (1), Atriplex (1), Australia (1), Bassia prostrata (1), Camphorosmeae (1), Chenopodioideae (1), Ecological zonation (1), Economic value (1), eustele (1), growth (1), kochia brevifolia (1), Land capability assessment (1), livestock (1), Parthenium argentatum (1), protostele (1), Salicornieae (1), Salinity (1), Salsoloideae (1), salt tolerance (1), Saltland (1), Simmondsia chinensis (1), soil salinity (1), Waterlogging (1), yields (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]


fodder (45.96), revegetation (42.00), forage (8.54), ornamental (1.54), medicinal (0.24), timber (0.22), fruit (0.18), poison (0.17), weed (0.13), starch (0.08)..


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


Bennett SJ, Barrett-Lennard EG and Colmer TD (2009) Salinity and waterlogging as constraints to saltland pasture production: A review. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 129, 349-360.


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.


I.R.C B (1996) Chapter One Alkaloids from Australian Flora. In 'Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives' (Ed.^(Eds Pelletier SW) pp. 1-154. (Pergamon).


Malcolm CV, Clarke AJ, D'Antuono MF and Swaan TC (1988) Effects of plant spacing and soil conditions on the growth of five Atriplex species. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 21, 265-279.


Francois LE (1986) Salinity effects on four arid zone plants. Journal of arid environments. 11, 103-109.


Malcolm CV (1974) Forage production from shrubs on saline land. Journal of agriculture, Western Australia. 15, 4.


Roux PW and Kock GCd (1971) Utilization of Kochia brevifolia by sheep. Benutting van kochia brevifolia deur skape. 6, 6.



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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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