Australian New Crops Info 2014
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nectandra patens



This species is usually known as:

Nectandra patens


This species has also been known as:

Laurus exaltata, Laurus patens, Nectandra coriacea f. dubia, Nectandra exaltata, Ocotea angustitepala, Ocotea exaltata, Ocotea jamaicensis, Ocotea patens, Oreodaphne exaltata, Phoebe patens, Tylostemon angustitepalus


Common names:




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



Popularity of Nectandra patens over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nectandra patens (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 Nectandra patens 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: 11]


Ecological restoration (1), Ecosystem processes (1), endemism (1), hotspot (1), Jamaica (1), lowland forest (1), national park (1), Species diversity (1), Urban forest patches (1), Vegetation structure (1), zonation (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]


boundary (49.60), timber (39.12), medicinal (1.48), fruit (1.08), poison (1.07), weed (0.82), ornamental (0.69), starch (0.49), cereal (0.34), nutraceutical (0.34)…..


[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]



References (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nectandra patens: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Chai S-L and Tanner E (2010) Are We Losing the Best Parts of Our Protected Areas in Tropical Mountains? Biotropica 42, 739-747.


Ruiz-Jaén MC and Aide TM (2006) An integrated approach for measuring urban forest restoration success. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 4, 55-68.



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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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