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

Neonauclea forsteri



This species is usually known as:

Neonauclea forsteri


This species has also been known as:

Nauclea forsteri, Neonauclea cardiophylla, Neonauclea vitiensis


Common names:

Mara Tree



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Neonauclea forsteri: 7]



Popularity of Neonauclea forsteri over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Neonauclea forsteri (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 Neonauclea forsteri 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: 31]


American Samoa (1), community composition (1), Conservation (1), ETS (1), Extinction (1), growth (1), hurricane (1), Indian Mynah (1), Introduced birds (1), ITS (1), life history (1), Monarch (1), mortality (1), Myrmeconauclea (1), Myrmecophytism (1), Naucleeae s.l. (1), Neonauclea s.s. (1), Polynesia (1), Pomarea (1), Putative pseudogenes (1), Rapid diversification (1), Rat (1), Rattus (1), Recent hybridization (1), Recovery programme (1), recruitment (1), Red-vented Bulbul (1), South Pacific (1), Tahiti Flycatcher (1), tropical forest dynamics (1), wood density (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]


resin (54.66), honey (18.94), breeding (14.70), boundary (1.88), fruit (1.24), medicinal (1.22), poison (0.88), weed (0.67), timber (0.61), ornamental (0.57)…..


[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]


Bertrand S, Petit C, Marcourt L, Ho R, Gindro K, Monod M and Wolfender J-L (2014) HPLC Profiling with At-line Microdilution Assay for the Early Identification of Anti-fungal Compounds in Plants from French Polynesia. Phytochemical Analysis 25, 106-112.

Kraichak E (2014) Microclimate Fluctuation Correlated with Beta Diversity of Epiphyllous Bryophyte Communities. Biotropica 46, 575-582.

Webb EL, van de Bult M, Fa’aumu S, Webb RC, Tualaulelei A and Carrasco LR (2014) Factors Affecting Tropical Tree Damage and Survival after Catastrophic Wind Disturbance. Biotropica 46, 32-41.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Neonauclea forsteri: 7; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Lersten NR and Horner HT (2011) Unique calcium oxalate “duplex” and “concretion” idioblasts in leaves of tribe Naucleeae (Rubiaceae). Am. J. Botany 98, 1-11.

Webb EL, Seamon JO and Fa’aumu S (2011) Frequent, low-amplitude disturbances drive high tree turnover rates on a remote, cyclone-prone Polynesian island. Journal of Biogeography 38, 1240-1252.

Fleming TH, Geiselman C and Kress WJ (2009) The evolution of bat pollination: a phylogenetic perspective. Ann. Bot. 104, 1017-1043.

Razafimandimbison SG, Moog J, Lantz H, Maschwitz U and Bremer B (2005) Re-assessment of monophyly, evolution of myrmecophytism, and rapid radiation in Neonauclea s.s. (Rubiaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34, 334-354.

Razafimandimbison SG, Kellogg EA and Bremer B (2004) Recent Origin and Phylogenetic Utility of Divergent ITS Putative Pseudogenes: A Case Study from Naucleeae (Rubiaceae). Syst Biol 53, 177-192.

Blanvillain C, Salducci JM, Tutururai G and Maeura M (2003) Impact of introduced birds on the recovery of the Tahiti Flycatcher (Pomarea nigra), a critically endangered forest bird of Tahiti. Biological Conservation 109, 197-205.

Thibault J-C, Martin J-L, Penloup A and Meyer J-Y (2002) Understanding the decline and extinction of monarchs (Aves) in Polynesian Islands. Biological Conservation 108, 161-174.

Lersten NR and Horner HT Unique calcium oxalate “duplex” and “concretion” idioblasts in leaves of tribe Naucleeae (Rubiaceae). Am. J. Botany 98, 1-11.


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