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

Neptunia major

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Neptunia major

 

This species has also been known as:

Neptunia gracilis var. major

 

No common names have been found

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia major: 6]

 

 

Popularity of Neptunia major over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Neptunia major (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 major 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: 46]

 

biological control of weeds (4), Invasive plants (4), Woody weed (3), Agent releases (2), Aquatic weed (2), Climate matching (2), fundamental host range (2), Host specificity (2), host specificity testing (2), Legume (2), Operating framework (2), Quarantine facilities (2), risk assessment (2), Successes (2), Classical biological control (1), Establishment (1), food webs (1), Host range (1), host range expansion (1), Host shifts (1), Host testing (1), Intraspecific variation (1), Mimosa pigra (1), Neptunia major (1), Neurostrota gunniella (1), non-target effects (1), Nontarget impacts (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]

 

hemiparasite (31.25), weed (30.64), rubber (30.35), medicinal (0.98), timber (0.89), fruit (0.71), poison (0.71), ornamental (0.45), starch (0.32), cereal (0.23)..

 

[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]

 

Fowler SV, Paynter Q, Dodd S and Groenteman R (2012) How can ecologists help practitioners minimize non-target effects in weed biocontrol? Journal of Applied Ecology 49, 307-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02106.x

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia major: 6; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Fowler SV, Paynter Q, Dodd S and Groenteman R (2012) How can ecologists help practitioners minimize non-target effects in weed biocontrol? Journal of Applied Ecology 49, 307-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02106.x

Heard TA, Elliott LP, et al. (2010) Biology, host specificity, release and establishment of Macaria pallidata and Leuciris fimbriaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), biological control agents of the weed Mimosa pigra. Biological Control 55, 248-255. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964410001763

Palmer WA, Heard TA and Sheppard AW (2010) A review of Australian classical biological control of weeds programs and research activities over the past 12 years. Biological Control 52, 271-287. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104996440900190X

Taylor DBJ, Heard TA, Paynter Q and Spafford H (2007) Nontarget effects of a weed biological control agent on a native plant in Northern Australia. Biological Control 42, 25-33. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964407000862

Heard TA, Paynter Q, Chan R and Mira A (2005) Malacorhinus irregularis for biological control of Mimosa pigra: host-specificity, life cycle, and establishment in Australia. Biological Control 32, 252-262. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104996440400194X

Sheppard AW, van Klinken RD and Heard TA (2005) Scientific advances in the analysis of direct risks of weed biological control agents to nontarget plants. Biological Control 35, 215-226. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964405001349

Heard TA, Elliott LP, et al. Biology, host specificity, release and establishment of Macaria pallidata and Leuciris fimbriaria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), biological control agents of the weed Mimosa pigra. Biological Control 55, 248-255. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964410001763

Palmer WA, Heard TA and Sheppard AW A review of Australian classical biological control of weeds programs and research activities over the past 12 years. Biological Control 52, 271-287. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104996440900190X

 


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Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following: for plant names: Australian Plant Name Index, Australian National Herbarium http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/databases/apni-search-full.html; ; The International Plant Names Index, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Harvard University Herbaria/Australian National Herbarium http://www.ipni.org/index.html; Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service http://plants.usda.gov/;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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/; Wiley Online Library http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/advanced/search; High Wire http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/search; Oxford Journals http://services.oxfordjournals.org/search.dtl; USDA National Agricultural Library http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/booleancube/booleancube_search_cit.html; for synonyms: The Plant List http://www.theplantlist.org/; for common names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page; etc.


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