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

Navarretia leucocephala



This species is usually known as:

Navarretia leucocephala


This species has also been known as:

Navarretia leucocephala subsp. leucocephala


Common names:

Baker's Navarretia, Whitehead Pincushionplant, Fewflower Navarretia, Least Navarretia, Manyflowered Navarretia, Whitehead Navarretia



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



Popularity of Navarretia leucocephala over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Navarretia leucocephala (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 Navarretia leucocephala 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: 20]


Polemoniaceae (2), comparisons (1), descriptions (1), genetic polymorphism (1), genetic variation (1), geographical variation (1), habit (1), indigenous species (1), Navarretia leucocephala (1), Navarretia leucocephala subsp. diffusa (1), Navarretia leucocephala subsp. minima (1), navarretia myersii (1), navarretia prostrata (1), plant genetics (1), population genetics (1), species differences (1), subspecies (1), taxonomy (1), Washington (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




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]


Graffis AM and Kneitel JM (2015) A parasitic plant increases native and exotic plant species richness in vernal pools. AoB Plants 7, plv100-.

Kraft NJB, Crutsinger GM, Forrestel EJ and Emery NC (2014) Functional trait differences and the outcome of community assembly: an experimental test with vernal pool annual plants. Oikos 123, 1391-1399.



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


Boose DL, Harmeling BR and Turcotte RT (2005) Genetic variation in eastern Washington populations of Navarretia leucocephala (Polemoniaceae) a vernal pool endemic. Madrono. 52, 99-106.

Day AG (1995) Sessile-flowered species in the Navarretia leucocephala group (Polemoniaceae). Madroño. 42, 34-39.


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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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