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

Niemeyera whitei



This species is usually known as:

Niemeyera whitei


This species has also been known as:

Amorphospermum whitei


Common names:

Rusty Plum, Plum Boxwood



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Niemeyera whitei: 2]



Popularity of Niemeyera whitei over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Niemeyera whitei (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 Niemeyera whitei 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: 6]


Ancestral reconstruction (1), Anisomery (1), Character evolution (1), Classification (1), Conservation (1), IUCN (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]


boundary (97.52), medicinal (0.29), timber (0.27), fruit (0.21), poison (0.21), weed (0.16), ornamental (0.13), starch (0.10), cereal (0.07), nutraceutical (0.07)..


[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]


Swenson U, Munzinger J, Lowry PP, Cronholm B and Nylinder S (2015) Island life classification, speciation and cryptic species of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae) in New Caledonia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179, 57-77.

Weber LC, VanDerWal J, Schmidt S, McDonald WJF and Shoo LP (2014) Patterns of rain forest plant endemism in subtropical Australia relate to stable mesic refugia and species dispersal limitations. Journal of Biogeography 41, 222-238.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Niemeyera whitei: 2; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Swenson U, Lowry Ii PP, Munzinger J, Rydin C and Bartish IV (2008) Phylogeny and generic limits in the Niemeyera complex of New Caledonian Sapotaceae: evidence of multiple origins of the anisomerous flower. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49, 909-929.

Bartish IV, Swenson U, Munzinger J and Anderberg AA (2005) Phylogenetic relationships among New Caledonian Sapotaceae (Ericales): molecular evidence for generic polyphyly and repeated dispersal. Am. J. Botany 92, 667-673.


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