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

Kokia cookei



This species is usually known as:

Kokia cookie


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Molokai Treecotton, Koki'o, Moloka'i Treecotton, Cooke's Koki'o, Moloka'i Koki'o



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



Popularity of Kokia cookei over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kokia cookei (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 Kokia cookei 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: 18]


ancient DNA (1), Conservation (1), Ecosystem services (1), Endemism (1), Ex situ (1), ex situ conservation (1), Extinction (1), genetic variation (1), Global strategy for plant conservation (1), Hotspots (1), Important plant areas (1), In situ (1), inter-SSR (1), Plants (1), RAPD (1), Restoration (1), Sophora (1), Wild crop relatives (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]


(abrasive (allelopathy (aquatic (beverage (biofuel (bioindicator (birdseed (boundary (breeding (cane/bamboo (cereal (charcoal (chewing (clothing fibre (companion plant (cosmetics (cut flower (dietary fibre (dye (erosion control (essential oil (flavour fixative (flavouring/spice (fodder (food dye (food for humans (forage (fruit (fuelwood (genetics (grain legume (green manure (plant gum (hemiparasite (honey (host for disease (industrial product (insect repellent (insectivorous (jewellery (medicinal (model (nut (nutraceutical (oilseed/fat (ornamental (pesticide (phytoamelioration (phytoextractive (plant grafting (poison (pseudocereal (psychoactive (resin (revegetation (rubber (seagrass (shade (smoking (soil amelioration (starch (sweetener)…..


[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]


Gerber LR (2016) Conservation triage or injurious neglect in endangered species recovery. PNAS 113, 3563-3566.

Maunder M (2013) Plant Conservation A2 - Levin, Simon A. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition) (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 76-89. (Academic Press: Waltham).



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


Sakai AK, Wagner WL and Mehrhoff LA (2002) Index for Volume 51 (2002)

Patterns of Endangerment in the Hawaiian Flora. Syst Biol 51, 994-1036.

Mike M (2001) Plant Conservation. In ‘Encyclopedia of Biodiversity’ (Ed.^(Eds Editor-in-Chief:   Simon AL) pp. 645-658. (Elsevier: New York).

Maunder M, Culham A, Alden B, Zizka G, Orliac C, Lobin W, Bordeu A, Ramirez JM and Glissmann-Gough S (2000) Conservation of the Toromiro Tree: Case Study in the Management of a Plant Extinct in the Wild

Conservación del Arbol Toromiro, un Caso de Estudio en el Manejo de una Planta Extinta en Sitios Silvestres. Conservation Biology 14, 1341-1350.

Maunder, Culham, Bordeu, Allainguillaume and Wilkinson (1999) Genetic diversity and pedigree for Sophora toromiro (Leguminosae): a tree extinct in the wild. Molecular Ecology 8, 725-738.

Gordon Jr RE, Lacy JK and Streeter JR (1997) Conservation under the endangered species act. Environment International 23, 359-419.

Maunder M and Editor-in-Chief: Simon AL Plant Conservation. In ‘Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 76-89. (Academic Press: Waltham).


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