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

Kyllinga melanosperma



This species is usually known as:

Kyllinga melanosperma, Kyllinga melanosperma subsp. bifolia, Kyllinga melanosperma var. hexalata


This species has also been known as:

Kyllinga melanosperma subsp. elata, Kyllinga melanosperma var. elata, Kyllinga melanosperma subsp. melanosperma, Kyllinga melanosperma var. plurifoliata, Kyllinga melanosperma var. stellulata


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Kyllinga melanosperma: 4]



Popularity of Kyllinga melanosperma over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Kyllinga melanosperma (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 Kyllinga melanosperma 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: 4]


associations (1), communities (1), Cyperaceae (1), wetlands (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]


Insufficient data to carry out a crop use/product analysis




References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Kyllinga melanosperma: 4; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Ssegawa P and Kalema J (2008) Species communities and associations formed by the family Cyperaceae Juss. in some of Uganda’s wetlands. African Journal of Ecology 46, 98-108.


Lye KA (1981) Studies in African Cyperaceae 21. New taxa and combinations in Kyllinga Rottb. Nordic Journal of Botany 1, 741-747.


Govindarajalu E (1969) The systematic anatomy of south Indian Cyperaceae: Cyperus L. subgen. Kyllinga (Rottb.) Suringar. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 62, 41-58.


Forbes FB and Hemsley WB (1903) An Enumeration of all the Plants known from China Proper, Formosa, Hainan, Corea, the Luchu Archipelago, and the Island of Hongkong, together with their Distribution and Synonymy.—Part XVII. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 36, 217-296.



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