Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Koeleria caudata



This species is usually known as:

Koeleria caudata


This species has also been known as:

Koeleria caudata subsp. crassipes, Koeleria caudata var. filifolia


No common names have been found



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



Popularity of Koeleria caudata over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Koeleria caudata (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 Koeleria caudata 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]


Sierra de Guadarrama (2), Altitude (1), Annual (1), Biogeography (1), climate change (1), Coleoptera (1), dispersal–vicariance (1), diversification (1), Erosion processess (1), Gap (1), Generalized linear model (1), grain beetles (1), grasses (1), Grazing (1), High mountain vegetation (1), Madrid (1), Mediterranean Basin (1), mediterranean high mountain (1), nival biogeography (1), nivation hollow (1), Perennial (1), phylogeography (1), Snow accumulation (1), Topography (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 (94.70), medicinal (0.64), timber (0.58), fruit (0.47), poison (0.46), weed (0.35), starch (0.21), cereal (0.15), nutraceutical (0.15), grain legume (0.15)…..


[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]


Amat ME, Vargas P and Gómez JM (2013) Effects of human activity on the distribution and abundance of an endangered Mediterranean high-mountain plant (Erysimum penyalarense). Journal for Nature Conservation 21, 262-271.



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


Micó E, Sanmartín I and Galante E (2009) Mediterranean diversification of the grass-feeding Anisopliina beetles (Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Anomalini) as inferred by bootstrap-averaged dispersal–vicariance analysis. Journal of Biogeography 36, 546-560.

MuÑOz JimÉNez J and GarcÍA Romero A (2009) PLANT COLONIZATION IN CONDESA NIVATION HOLLOW, SIERRA DE GUADARRAMA (SPANISH CENTRAL SYSTEM). Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 91, 189-204.

Peco B, Ortega M and Levassor C (1998) Similarity between seed bank and vegetation in Mediterranean grassland: a predictive model. Journal of Vegetation Science 9, 815-828.

Palacios D and Sánchez-Colomer MG (1997) The distribution of high mountain vegetation in relation to snow cover: Pen˜alara Spain. CATENA 30, 1-40.

Ruiz M and Ruiz JP (1986) Ecological history of transhumance in Spain. Biological Conservation 37, 73-86.


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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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