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

Korthalsella clavata



This species is usually known as:

Dendrophthora clavata


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Korthalsella clavata: 6]



Popularity of Korthalsella clavata over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Korthalsella clavata (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 Korthalsella clavata 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: 36]


Korthalsella (2), korthalsella clavata (2), korthalsella lindsayi (2), plant anatomy (2), biodiversity (1), biogeography (1), cells (1), Checkerboard distribution (1), chloroplasts (1), Clematis vitalba (1), disjunct species distributions (1), Ecological networks (1), environmental weed (1), flange cells (1), grana (1), indigenous forest (1), korthalsella salicornioides (1), korthalsella salicornoides (1), Nestedness (1), Null model (1), old manís beard (1), Parasite (1), parenchyma (1), plant haustoria (1), sprouts (1), stems (1), stroma thylakoids (1), sucker xylem (1), threatened species (1), thylakoids (1), ultrastructure (1), xylem (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]


hemiparasite (81.30), weed (12.25), medicinal (0.91), fruit (0.66), poison (0.66), ornamental (0.42), starch (0.30), cereal (0.21), nutraceutical (0.21), grain legume (0.21)Ö..


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References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Korthalsella clavata: 6; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Sultan A, Johnston PR, Park D and Robertson AW (2011) Two new pathogenic ascomycetes in Guignardia and Rosenscheldiella on New Zealand's pygmy mistletoes (Korthalsella: Viscaceae). Stud Mycol 68, 237-247.


Blick R and Burns KC (2009) Network properties of arboreal plants: Are epiphytes, mistletoes and lianas structured similarly? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11, 41-52.


Ogle CC, Cock GDL, Arnold G and Mickleson N (2000) Impact of an exotic vine Clematis vitalba (F. Ranunculaceae) and of control measures on plant biodiversity in indigenous forest, Taihape, New Zealand. Austral Ecology 25, 539-551.


Norton DA and Carpenter MA (1998) Mistletoes as parasites: Host specificity and speciation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 13, 101-105.


Fineran BA (1996) Flange-type parenchyma cells: occurrence and structure in the haustorium of the dwarf mistletoe Korthalsella (Viscaceae). Protoplasma., 2.


Fineran BA (1995) Green tissue within the haustorium of the dwarf mistletoe Korthalsella (Viscaceae). An ultrastructural comparison between chloroplasts of sucker and aerial stem tissues. Protoplasma., 4.



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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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