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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Kunzea pulchella



This species is usually known as:

Kunzea pulchella


This species has also been known as:

Kunzea sericea, Kunzea sericea var. albiflora, Kunzea sericea var. glabrata, Salisia pulchella


Common names:

Granite Kunzea



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kunzea pulchella: 2]



Popularity of Kunzea pulchella over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kunzea pulchella (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 Kunzea pulchella 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]


Agonis obtusissima (1), Eremaea pauciflora (1), Eucalyptus erythrocorys (1), Eucalyptus stoatei (1), GC–MS (1), geranic acid (1), globulol (1), honey bee (1), Kunzea pulchella (1), leaf essential oil composition (1), Malleostemon tuberculatus (1), Melaleuca uncinata (1), Myrtaceae (1), population dynamics (1), rock crevice (1), threatened species (1), Thryptomene australis (1), Thryptomene kochii (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]


honey (66.15), breeding (22.34), essential oil (5.18), ornamental (0.92), medicinal (0.69), timber (0.63), fruit (0.50), poison (0.50), weed (0.38), starch (0.23)…..


[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]


Llorens TM, Tapper S-L, Coates DJ, McArthur S, Hankinson M and Byrne M (2016) Does population distribution matter? Influence of a patchy versus continuous distribution on genetic patterns in a wind-pollinated shrub. Journal of Biogeography, n/a-n/a.

Rix MG, Edwards DL, Byrne M, Harvey MS, Joseph L and Roberts JD (2015) Biogeography and speciation of terrestrial fauna in the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot. Biological Reviews 90, 762-793.

Tapper SL, Byrne M, Yates CJ, Keppel G, Hopper SD, Van Niel K, Schut AGT, Mucina L and Wardell-Johnson GW (2014) Isolated with persistence or dynamically connected? Genetic patterns in a common granite outcrop endemic. Diversity and Distributions 20, 987-1001.

Tapper S-L, Byrne M, Yates CJ, Keppel G, Hopper SD, Van Niel K, Schut AGT, Mucina L and Wardell-Johnson GW (2014) Prolonged isolation and persistence of a common endemic on granite outcrops in both mesic and semi-arid environments in south-western Australia. Journal of Biogeography 41, 2032-2044.

Vartia S, Collins PC, Cross TF, Fitzgerald RD, Gauthier DT, McGinnity P, Mirimin L and Carlsson J (2014) Multiplexing with three-primer PCR for rapid and economical microsatellite validation. Hereditas 151, 43-54.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kunzea pulchella: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Lassak EV and Brophy JJ (2004) Steam volatile leaf oils of some Western Australian species of the family Myrtaceae. Flavour and Fragrance Journal 19, 12-16.

Yates CJ and Ladd PG (2004) Breeding system, pollination and demography in the rare granite endemic shrub Verticordia staminosa ssp. staminosa in south-west Western Australia. Austral Ecology 29, 189-200.


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