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

Najas tenuifolia



This species is usually known as:

Najas tenuifolia, Najas tenuifolia var. celebica, Najas tenuifolia subsp. pseudograminea


This species has also been known as:

Najas tenuifolia var. pseudograminea, Najas tenuifolia subsp. tenuifolia


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Najas tenuifolia: 9]



Popularity of Najas tenuifolia over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Najas tenuifolia (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 Najas tenuifolia 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: 28]


aquatic plants (2), Abundance (1), aquatic organisms (1), Australia (1), Biomass (1), Ceratophyllum demersum (1), climate change (1), Conceptual model (1), Distribution (1), drought (1), Drying (1), Environmental gradients (1), Flooding (1), Grazing (1), longevity (1), Najas marina (1), plant biochemistry (1), plant physiology (1), Reproductive output (1), Reproductive units (1), residual seed bank (1), resilience (1), Seed bank (1), Spatial variation (1), Submersed macrophytes (1), Temporary wetland (1), Temporary 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]


aquatic (94.42), weed (2.17), medicinal (0.45), timber (0.41), fruit (0.33), ornamental (0.21), pesticide (0.19), starch (0.15), cereal (0.10), nutraceutical (0.10)…..


[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]


Pettit NE, Ward DP, Adame MF, Valdez D and Bunn SE (2016) Influence of aquatic plant architecture on epiphyte biomass on a tropical river floodplain. Aquatic Botany 129, 35-43. //

Ward DP, Pettit NE, Adame M, Douglas MM, Setterfield SA and Bunn SE (2016) Seasonal spatial dynamics of floodplain macrophyte and periphyton abundance in the Alligator Rivers region (Kakadu) of northern Australia. Ecohydrology 9, 1675-1686.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Najas tenuifolia: 9; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Brock MA (2011) Persistence of seed banks in Australian temporary wetlands. Freshwater Biology 56, 1312-1327.

Mackay SJ, Arthington AH, Kennard MJ and Pusey BJ (2003) Spatial variation in the distribution and abundance of submersed macrophytes in an Australian subtropical river. Aquatic Botany 77, 169-186.

Warwick NWM and Brock MA (2003) Plant reproduction in temporary wetlands: the effects of seasonal timing, depth, and duration of flooding. Aquatic Botany 77, 153-167.

Crosslé K and Brock MA (2002) How do water regime and clipping influence wetland plant establishment from seed banks and subsequent reproduction? Aquatic Botany 74, 43-56.

McIntyre S, Finlayson CM, Ladiges PY and Mitchell DS (1991) Weed community composition and rice husbandry practices in New South Wales, Australia. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 35, 27-45.

Piero G (1991) The role of heavy metals and toxic amterials in the physiological ecology of submersed macrophytes. Aquatic Botany 41, 87-109.

Finlayson CM, Cowie ID and Bailey BJ (1990) Sediment seedbanks in grassland on the Magela Creek floodplain, northern Australia. Aquatic Botany 38, 163-176.

Hart BT, Jones MJ and Breen P (1983) In situ experiments to determine the uptake of copper by the aquatic macrophyte Najas tenuifolia. Environmental technology letters. 4, 217-222.

(1980) Aquatic plants of Queensland. IV. Hornwort and water nymphs. Queensland agricultural journal. 106, 38-40.


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