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

Nelsonia canescens

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Nelsonia canescens

 

This species has also been known as:

Nelsonia canescens var. canescens, Nelsonia canescens var. smithii

 

Common names:

Blue Pussyleaf

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nelsonia canescens: 14]

 

 

Popularity of Nelsonia canescens over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nelsonia canescens (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 Nelsonia canescens 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]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 80]

 

13C (1), Acanthaceae (4), Anti-inflammatory (3), Amphibian (2), Analgesic (2), Anti-inflammation (2), Arthritic Index (2), Granuloma tissue (2), Hemidesmus indicus (2), Inflammation (2), Neurotoxin (2), Oedema reduction (2), Phenolic (2), Rats (2), Skin (2), Solanum aethiopicum (2), Terpenoids (2), 6-epi-stilbericoside (1), 8(S)-7,8-dihydroaucubin (1), Africa (1), Alley cropping (1), Alternanthera philoxeroides (1), Analgesic properties (1), Animal diseases (1), Aquatic macrophytes (1), betaine (1), biological invasion (1), C3/C4 (1), Carbon fractionation (1), chemotaxonomy. (1), chlorophyll (1), Cowpea (1), cyanogenic glucoside (1), Ethnoveterinary medicine (1), iridoid glucosides (1), keys (1), Land use (1), Maize (1), Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) spreng (1), nelsonia canescens var. canescens (1), nelsonia canescens var. smithii (1), nelsonia canescens var. vestita (1), new taxa (1), nitrogen (1), photosynthesis (1), photosynthetic acclimation (1), Phyla canescens (1), physiological integration (1), Plant extracts (1), Production problems (1), quaternary amines (1), respiration (1), River chemistry (1), Soil organic carbon (1), taxiphyllin (1), taxonomy (1), thunbergioside (1), translocation (1), trigonelline (1), Tropical freshwater (1), Weeds (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]

 

poison (34.98), cane/bamboo (23.57), shade (21.56), timber (3.01), ornamental (2.45), medicinal (2.24), grain legume (0.75), oilseed/fat (0.74), boundary (0.72), fruit (0.65)…..

 

[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]

 

Yemele MD, Telefo PB, Lienou LL, Tagne SR, Fodouop CSP, Goka CS, Lemfack MC and Moundipa FP (2015) Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for pregnant women׳s health conditions in Menoua division-West Cameroon. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 160, 14-31. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874114008009

Tripp EA and McDade LA (2014) A Rich Fossil Record Yields Calibrated Phylogeny for Acanthaceae (Lamiales) and Evidence for Marked Biases in Timing and Directionality of Intercontinental Disjunctions. Syst Biol 63, 660-684. http://sysbio.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/63/5/660

Ouattara N, Meda RN-T, Hilou A, Guenné S, Konaté K, Coulibaly AY, Kiendrébeogo M, Millogo JF and Nacoulma OG (2013) Anti-acetylcholinesterase and antioxidant activities and HPLC-MS analysis of polyphenol from extracts of Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 3, 382-388. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2222180813600882

Acharya RN, Padiya RH, Patel ED, Harisha CR, Shukla VJ and Chauhan MG (2012) Pharmacognostic evaluation of Nelsonia canescens. (Lam) Spreng. (Acanthaceae) Root. Pharmacognosy Journal 4, 45-48. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0975357512800757

Anosike CA, Obidoa O and Ezeanyika LUS (2012) The anti—inflammatory activity of garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) on egg albumin—induced oedema and granuloma tissue formation in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 62-66. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764511602472

Mehta A, Sethiya NK, Mehta C and Shah GB (2012) Anti–arthritis activity of roots of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br. (Anantmul) in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 130-135. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S199576451260011X

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nelsonia canescens: 14; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Anosike CA, Obidoa O and Ezeanyika LUS (2012) The anti—inflammatory activity of garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) on egg albumin—induced oedema and granuloma tissue formation in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 62-66.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764511602472

Mehta A, Sethiya NK, Mehta C and Shah GB (2012) Anti–arthritis activity of roots of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br. (Anantmul) in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 130-135.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S199576451260011X

Wei L, Dong L, Zhao T, You D, Liu R, Liu H, Yang H and Lai R (2011) Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the amphibian neurotoxin, anntoxin. Biochimie 93, 995-1000.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300908411000666

Xu C-Y, Schooler SS and Van Klinken RD (2010) Effects of clonal integration and light availability on the growth and physiology of two invasive herbs. Journal of Ecology 98, 833-844.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01668.x

McDade LA, Daniel TF and Kiel CA (2008) Toward a comprehensive understanding of phylogenetic relationships among lineages of Acanthaceae s.l. (Lamiales). Am. J. Botany 95, 1136-1152.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/95/9/1136

Swaine MD, Adomako J, Ameka G, de Graft-Johnston KAA and Cheek M (2006) Forest river plants and water quality in Ghana. Aquatic Botany 85, 299-308.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030437700600101X

Owoyele VB, Oloriegbe YY, Balogun EA and Soladoye AO (2005) Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Nelsonia canescens leaf extract. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 99, 153-156.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105001212

Alawa JP, Jokthan GE and Akut K (2002) Ethnoveterinary medical practice for ruminants in the subhumid zone of northern Nigeria. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 54, 79-90.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167587701002732

Diels J, Vanlauwe B, Sanginga N, Coolen E and Merckx R (2001) Temporal variations in plant δ13C values and implications for using the 13C technique in long-term soil organic matter studies. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 33, 1245-1251.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003807170100030X

Gamal E.B EG (1993) A study on the pollen flora of Sudan. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 76, 99-345.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0034666793900778

Jensen HFW, Jensen SR and Nielsen BJ (1988) Chemotaxonomy of the acanthaceae. Iridoids and quaternary amines. Phytochemistry 27, 2581-2589.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0031942288870298

Hossain ABME (1984) Taxonomic notes on the Nelsonia canescens complex (Acanthaceae). Willdenowia., 2.

Hossain M and Emumwen T (1981) Apropos of Nelsonia canescens and Nelsonia smithii (Acanthaceae). Kew bulletin., 3.

Morton JK (1979) An overlooked species of Nelsonia (Acanthaceae) from Africa. Kew bulletin, 3.

Anosike CA, Obidoa O and Ezeanyika LUS The anti—inflammatory activity of garden egg (Solanum aethiopicum) on egg albumin—induced oedema and granuloma tissue formation in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 62-66.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764511602472

Mehta A, Sethiya NK, Mehta C and Shah GB Anti–arthritis activity of roots of Hemidesmus indicus R.Br. (Anantmul) in rats. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 5, 130-135.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S199576451260011X

Wei L, Dong L, Zhao T, You D, Liu R, Liu H, Yang H and Lai R Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the amphibian neurotoxin, anntoxin. Biochimie 93, 995-1000.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300908411000666

 


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