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

Koelreuteria formosana



This species is usually known as:

Koelreuteria elegans subsp. formosana


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Chinese Flame Tree



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Koelreuteria formosana: 3]



Popularity of Koelreuteria formosana over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Koelreuteria formosana (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 Koelreuteria formosana 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: 12]


altitude (1), biogeography (1), limestone (1), mangrove (1), metapopulation (1), Nyssopsora (1), panbiogeography (1), Rust flora (1), subsidence (1), tectonics (1), uplift (1), Uredinales (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]


Azad AK, Rasul MG, Khan MMK, Sharma SC and Hazrat MA (2015) Prospect of biofuels as an alternative transport fuel in Australia. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 43, 331-351.

Lin C-Y, Chen P-N, Hsieh Y-S and Chu S-C (2014) Koelreuteria formosana extract impedes in vitro human LDL and prevents oxidised LDL-induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Food Chemistry 146, 299-307.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Koelreuteria formosana: 3; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Trigger DS (2008) Indigeneity, ferality, and what ‘belongs’ in the Australian bush: Aboriginal responses to ‘introduced’ animals and plants in a settler-descendant society. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 14, 628-646.

Heads M (2006) Seed plants of Fiji: an ecological analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89, 407-431.

Lohsomboon P, Kakishima M and Ono Y (1990) A revision of the genus Nyssopsora (Uredinales). Mycological Research 94, 907-922.


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