Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nepsera aquatica

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Nepsera aquatic

 

This species has also been known as:

Aciotis aquatica, Homonoma aridum, Melastoma aquaticum, Rhexia aquatica, Spennera aquatica, Spennera hydrophila

 

Common names:

Altea

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nepsera aquatica: 10]

 

 

Popularity of Nepsera aquatica over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nepsera aquatica (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 Nepsera aquatica 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: 18]

 

Amazon (1), Campinarana (1), capsular fruit (1), Child health (1), Endozoochory (1), Ethnopharmacology (1), Frugivory (1), Herbal bath (1), Maroon (1), Microlicieae (1), niche conservatism (1), Osbeckieae (1), Rhexieae (1), Saramaccan (1), Seed dispersal (1), Suriname (1), Tibouchina. (1), Traditional medicine (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]

 

breeding (72.57), medicinal (5.93), beverage (5.90), fruit (4.71), timber (1.48), poison (1.17), weed (0.89), ornamental (0.75), starch (0.53), cereal (0.38)…..

 

[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]

 

Rocha MJR, Batista JAN, Guimarães PJF and Michelangeli FA (2016) Phylogenetic relationships in the Marcetia alliance (Melastomeae, Melastomataceae) and implications for generic circumscription. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181, 585-609. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12429

Michelangeli FA, Guimaraes PJF, Penneys DS, Almeda F and Kriebel R (2013) Phylogenetic relationships and distribution of New World Melastomeae (Melastomataceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 171, 38-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01295.x

Barcelos AR, Bobrowiec PED, Sanaiotti TM and Gribel R (2012) Seed germination from lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) fecal samples collected during the dry season in the northern Brazilian Amazon. Integrative Zoology, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12003

dos Santos APM, Fracasso CM, Luciene dos Santos M, Romero R, Sazima M and Oliveira PE (2012) Reproductive biology and species geographical distribution in the Melastomataceae: a survey based on New World taxa. Ann. Bot. 110, 667-679. http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/3/667

Michelangeli FA, Guimaraes PJF, Penneys DS, Almeda F and Kriebel R (2012) Phylogenetic relationships and distribution of New World Melastomeae (Melastomataceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, n/a-n/a. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01295.x

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nepsera aquatica: 10; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Barcelos AR, Bobrowiec PED, Sanaiotti TM and Gribel R (2012) Seed germination from lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) fecal samples collected during the dry season in the northern Brazilian Amazon. Integrative Zoology, no-no.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1749-4877.12003

dos Santos APM, Fracasso CM, Luciene dos Santos M, Romero R, Sazima M and Oliveira PE (2012) Reproductive biology and species geographical distribution in the Melastomataceae: a survey based on New World taxa. Ann. Bot. 110, 667-679.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/110/3/667

Michelangeli FA, Guimaraes PJF, Penneys DS, Almeda F and Kriebel R (2012) Phylogenetic relationships and distribution of New World Melastomeae (Melastomataceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, n/a-n/a.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8339.2012.01295.x

Ruysschaert S, van Andel T, Van de Putte K and Van Damme P (2009) Bathe the baby to make it strong and healthy: Plant use and child care among Saramaccan Maroons in Suriname. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 121, 148-170.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874108005734

Renner SS (2004) Multiple Miocene Melastomataceae dispersal between Madagascar, Africa and India. Phil Trans R Soc B 359, 1485-1494.  http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/cgi/content/abstract/359/1450/1485

Jansen S, Watanabe T and Smets E (2002) Aluminium Accumulation in Leaves of 127 Species in Melastomataceae, with Comments on the Order Myrtales. Ann. Bot. 90, 53-64.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/1/53

(1998) TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY. Ecological Rest. 16, 105-.  http://er.uwpress.org

Baskin CC and Baskin JM (1998) Chapter 9 - A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Tropical and Subtropical Zones. In ‘Seeds’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 239-329. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780120802609500099

Elizabeth G (1998) Seed characteristics of plant species from riverine wetlands in Venezuela. Aquatic Botany 60, 417-431.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377097000570

J.B L (1968) The distribution and potential taxonomic value of alkylated ellagic acids. Phytochemistry 7, 1803-1813.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031942200866522

 


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