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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Neptunia lutea



This species is usually known as:

Neptunia lutea


This species has also been known as:

Neptunia lutea var. multipinnata, Neptunia lutea var. tenuis, Neptunia lutea var. tenuis


Common names:

Yellow Puff, Yellow-Puff



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia lutea: 5]



Popularity of Neptunia lutea over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Neptunia lutea (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 Neptunia lutea 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: 44]


Neptunia (2), neptunia lutea (2), Centrosema (1), Centrosema virginianum (1), colonizing ability (1), Desmanthus (1), desmanthus illinoiensis (1), desmanthus velutinus (1), Desmanthus virgatus (1), Diversity (1), Fabaceae (1), Grassland (1), Great Plains (1), indigenous species (1), Internet resource (1), land restoration (1), Louisiana (1), Mimosa (1), Mimosa strigillosa (1), nitrogen content (1), nutrient content (1), Pesticide (1), phosphorus (1), plant establishment (1), plant growth (1), population dynamics (1), Rangeland (1), Rhizobium (1), Rhynchosia (1), Rhynchosia latifolia (1), roots (1), seed germination (1), seed scarification (1), seedling growth (1), seeds (1), shoots (1), strain differences (1), strains (1), Strophostyles umbellata (1), Tephrosia (1), Tephrosia virginiana (1), vigor (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]


revegetation (63.92), green manure (25.30), grain legume (6.12), weed (1.78), medicinal (0.37), timber (0.33), fruit (0.27), poison (0.27), ornamental (0.17), starch (0.12)…..


[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]


Naumann HD, Lambert BD, Armstrong SA, Fonseca MA, Tedeschi LO, Muir JP and Ellersieck MR (2015) Effect of replacing alfalfa with panicled-tick clover or sericea lespedeza in corn-alfalfa-based substrates on in vitro ruminal methane production. Journal of Dairy Science 98, 3980-3987. //

Naumann HD, Tedeschi LO, Muir JP, Lambert BD and Kothmann MM (2013) Effect of molecular weight of condensed tannins from warm-season perennial legumes on ruminal methane production in vitro. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 50, 154-162. //



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia lutea: 5; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Pitman WD (2009) Establishment and survival of native legumes on upland sites in Louisiana. NPJ 10, 240-250.

Pitman WD (2009) Establishment and survival of native legumes on upland sites in Louisiana. Native plants journal. 10, 240-250.

Buzombo P, Jaimes J, Lam V, Cantrell K, Harkness M, McCullough D and Morano L (2006) An American Hybrid Vineyard in the Texas Gulf Coast: Analysis within a Pierce’s Disease Hot Zone. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 57, 347-355.

Fuhlendorf SD, Engle DM, Arnold DC and Bidwell TG (2002) Influence of herbicide application on forb and arthropod communities of North American tallgrass prairies. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 92, 251-259.

Osman E, Muir JP and Elgersma A (2002) Effect of rhizobium inoculation and phosphorus application on native Texas legumes grown in local soil. Journal of plant nutrition., 1.


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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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