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

Krigia biflora



This species is usually known as:

Krigia biflora


This species has also been known as:

Krigia biflora f. biflora, Krigia biflora subsp. biflora, Krigia biflora var. biflora, Krigia biflora subsp. glandulifera, Krigia biflora f. glandulifera, Krigia biflora var. viridis


Common names:

Twoflower Dwarfdandelion, Two-Flower Cynthia, Two-Flower Dwarf Dandelion



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Krigia biflora: 8]



Popularity of Krigia biflora over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Krigia biflora (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 Krigia biflora 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: 40]


Alien species (2), Diversity (2), Edge effects (2), Invasive species (2), Matrix (2), Patch size (2), Asteraceae (1), Ca/Mg ratio (1), Change (1), ecology (1), ecosystem structure (1), Extirpation (1), Fire ecology (1), Flatwoods (1), Flora (1), frigia wrightii, comb. nov. (1), geographical distribution (1), keys (1), krigia biflora var. viridis, comb. nov. (1), Krigia cespitosa f. gracilis, comb. nov. (1), Mohlenbrock (1986) (1), native plants (1), new combination (1), New York City (1), Ordination (1), Ozone (1), phylogeny (1), plant community (1), plant morphology (1), Quercus stellata (1), Redundancy analysis (1), taxonomy (1), United States (1), Urban (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]


timber (71.77), medicinal (6.66), fruit (2.16), poison (2.15), nutraceutical (2.01), weed (1.63), ornamental (1.37), starch (0.98), cereal (0.69), grain legume (0.68)…..


[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]


Li D and Waller D (2015) Drivers of observed biotic homogenization in pine barrens of central Wisconsin. Ecology 96, 1030-1041.

Gilliam FS, Hédl R, Chudomelová M, McCulley RL and Nelson JA (2014) Variation in vegetation and microbial linkages with slope aspect in a montane temperate hardwood forest. Ecosphere 5, 1-17.

Lettow MC, Brudvig LA, Bahlai CA and Landis DA (2014) Oak savanna management strategies and their differential effects on vegetative structure, understory light, and flowering forbs. Forest Ecology and Management 329, 89-98.

Ralston JL and Cook J (2013) Impact of Prescribed Fire, Timber Removal, and the Seed Bank on Understory Plant Diversity and Canopy Cover in an Oak-Pine Barrens, Central Wisconsin, USA. Ecological Rest. 31, 395-411.

Graham EE, Tooker JF and Hanks LM (2012) Floral Host Plants of Adult Beetles in Central Illinois: an Historical Perspective. Ann Entomol Soc Am 105, 287-297.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Krigia biflora: 8; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Koper N, Mozel KE and Henderson DC (2010) Recent declines in northern tall-grass prairies and effects of patch structure on community persistence. Biological Conservation 143, 220-229.

Lersten NR, Czlapinski AR, Curtis JD, Freckmann R and Horner HT (2006) Oil bodies in leaf mesophyll cells of angiosperms: overview and a selected survey. Am. J. Botany 93, 1731-1739.

Robert D (2004) Recent changes in plant species diversity in urban Pelham Bay Park, 1947–1998. Biological Conservation 120, 129-136.

Barbo DN, Chappelka AH, Somers GL, Miller-Goodman MS and Stolte K (1998) Diversity of an early successional plant community as influenced by ozone. New Phytologist 138, 653-662.

Taft JB, Schwartz MW and Philippe LR (1995) Vegetation ecology of flatwoods on the Illinoian till plain. Journal of Vegetation Science 6, 647-666.

Kim KJ and Turner BL (1992) Systematic overview of Krigia (Asteraceae-Lactuceae). Brittonia. 44, 173-198.

Bronny C (1989) Chronicles of Restoration: One-Two Punch: Grazing History and the Recovery Potential of Oak Savannas. Ecological Rest. 7, 73-76.

Melvin S (1982) Medicinal and other uses of the Compositae by Indians in the United States and Canada. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 5, 303-358.

Koper N, Mozel KE and Henderson DC Recent declines in northern tall-grass prairies and effects of patch structure on community persistence. Biological Conservation 143, 220-229.


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