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

Neoalsomitra clavigera



This species is usually known as:

Neoalsomitra clavigera


This species has also been known as:

Alsomitra beccariana, Alsomitra clavigera, Alsomitra clavigera var. hookeri, Alsomitra integrifoliola, Alsomitra muelleri, Alsomitra pubescens, Alsomitra pubigera, Alsomitra rotundifoliola, Alsomitra stephensiana, Alsomitra tonkinensis, Alsomitra trifoliolata, Gynostemma elongatum, Gynostemma integrifoliola, Gynostemma integrifolium, Hemsleya elongata, Hemsleya henryi, Neoalsomitra integrifoliola, Neoalsomitra tonkinensis, Zanonia clavigera


No common names have been found



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



Popularity of Neoalsomitra clavigera over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Neoalsomitra clavigera (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 Neoalsomitra clavigera 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: 7]


Cucurbitaceae (1), matK (1), Phylogenetics (1), rbcL (1), rpl20-rps12 intergenic spacer (1), trnL intron (1), trnL-trnF intergenic spacer (1)


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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]


medicinal (83.63), timber (1.93), fruit (1.54), poison (1.53), weed (1.16), ornamental (0.98), starch (0.70), cereal (0.49), nutraceutical (0.49), grain legume (0.48)..


[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 Neoalsomitra clavigera: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Saslis-Lagoudakis CH, Savolainen V, Williamson EM, Forest F, Wagstaff SJ, Baral SR, Watson MF, Pendry CA and Hawkins JA (2012) Phylogenies reveal predictive power of traditional medicine in bioprospecting. PNAS 109, 15835-15840.


Kocyan A, Zhang L-B, Schaefer H and Renner SS (2007) A multi-locus chloroplast phylogeny for the Cucurbitaceae and its implications for character evolution and classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44, 553-577.



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