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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Nothocestrum latifolium



This species is usually known as:

Nothocestrum latifolium


This species has no synonyms in The Plant List


Common names:

Broadleaf Aiea



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



Popularity of Nothocestrum latifolium over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nothocestrum latifolium (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 Nothocestrum latifolium 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: 7]


bird-dispersed (1), Bocconia frutescens (1), fleshy-fruited (1), frugivory (1), Hawaiian Islands (1), tropical dry forest (1), Zosterops japonicus (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]


fruit (75.68), timber (9.27), medicinal (2.12), poison (1.54), weed (1.17), ornamental (0.98), starch (0.70), cereal (0.49), nutraceutical (0.49), grain legume (0.49)…..


[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]


Dupin J, Matzke NJ, Särkinen T, Knapp S, Olmstead RG, Bohs L and Smith SD (2016) Bayesian estimation of the global biogeographical history of the Solanaceae. Journal of Biogeography, n/a-n/a.

Zamberlan PM, Rodrigues IMC, Mäder G, Castro L, Stehmann JR, Bonatto SL and Freitas LB (2015) Re-evaluation of the generic status of Athenaea and Aureliana (Withaniinae, Solanaceae) based on molecular phylogeny and morphology of the calyx. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 177, 322-334.



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


Chimera CG and Drake DR (2010) Patterns of Seed Dispersal and Dispersal Failure in a Hawaiian Dry Forest Having Only Introduced Birds. Biotropica 42, 493-502.

Luna T (2003) Native Plant Restoration on Hawai’i. NPJ 4, 22-36.


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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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