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

Neptunia prostrata

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Neptunia oleracea

 

This species has no synonyms in The Plant List

 

Common names:

Garden Puff, Water Mimosa, Sensitive Neptunia

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia prostrata: 4]

 

 

Popularity of Neptunia prostrata over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Neptunia prostrata (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 prostrata 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: 12]

 

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (1), biogeography (1), Caesalpinioideae (1), Elemental analysis (1), Ethno-medicinal (1), flora (1), Hydrophytes (1), India (1), Neptunia (1), seed (1), seedling (1), taxonomy (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]

 

aquatic (38.69), honey (34.77), medicinal (16.93), timber (1.17), fruit (0.94), poison (0.93), weed (0.71), ornamental (0.59), starch (0.42), cereal (0.30)…..

 

[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]

 

Röderstein M, Perdomo L, Villamil C, Hauffe T and Schnetter M-L (2014) Long-term vegetation changes in a tropical coastal lagoon system after interventions in the hydrological conditions. Aquatic Botany 113, 19-31. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377013001460

Bhowmik S and Datta BK (2012) Elemental analysis of some ethnomedicinaly important hydrophytes and marsh plants of India used in traditional medicine. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2, S1227-S1231. //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169112603906

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Neptunia prostrata: 4; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

SEAGO JL, JR, MARSH LC, STEVENS KJ, SOUKUP A, VOTRUBOVA O and ENSTONE DE (2005) A Re-examination of the Root Cortex in Wetland Flowering Plants With Respect to Aerenchyma. Ann. Bot. 96, 565-579.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/96/4/565

Seago JLJ, Marsh LC, Stevens KJ, Soukup A, Votrubova O and Enstone DE (2005) A Re-examination of the Root Cortex in Wetland Flowering Plants With Respect to Aerenchyma. Ann. Bot. 96, 565-579.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/96/4/565

Smith DL and Scott RC (1995) Cotyledon venation patterns in the Leguminosae: Mimosoideae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 119, 213-243.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024407495800077

Singh LB (1984) Neptunia prostrata (Lank.) Baill. (Mimosaceae)--a new record for Bihar. Indian journal of forestry. 7, 248-249.

Bhowmik S and Datta BK Elemental analysis of some ethnomedicinaly important hydrophytes and marsh plants of India used in traditional medicine. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2, S1227-S1231.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169112603906

 


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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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