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

Kunzea rupestris



This species is usually known as:

Kunzea rupestris


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


No common names have been found



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



Popularity of Kunzea rupestris over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kunzea rupestris (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 rupestris 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: 13]


dormancy breaking (1), fire ecology (1), fire resistance (1), genetic variation (1), heat tolerance (1), hybrids (1), Kunzea (1), Kunzea capitata (1), Kunzea rupestris (1), New South Wales (1), seed dormancy (1), seed germination (1), viability (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]


breeding (98.08), medicinal (0.22), timber (0.20), fruit (0.16), poison (0.16), weed (0.12), ornamental (0.10), starch (0.07), cereal (0.05), nutraceutical (0.05)..


[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]


McIntosh EJ, Rossetto M, Weston PH and Wardle GM (2014) Maintenance of strong morphological differentiation despite ongoing natural hybridization between sympatric species of Lomatia (Proteaceae). Ann. Bot. 113, 861-872.



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


Tierney DA and Wardle GM (2008) The relative fitness of parental and hybrid Kunzea (Myrtaceae): The interaction of reproductive traits and ecological selection. Am. J. Botany 95, 146-155.

Tierney DA and Wardle GM (2005) Differential seed ecology in the shrubs Kunzea rupestris, K. capitata and associated hybrids (Myrtaceae): the function of thin-walled fruit in a fire-prone vegetation. Australian journal of botany. 53, 4.

Keith DA (1998) An Evaluation and Modification of World Conservation Union Red List Criteria for Classification of Extinction Risk in Vascular Plants. Conservation Biology 12, 1076-1090.


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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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