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

Nymphaea rudgeana



This species is usually known as:

Nymphaea rudgeana


This species has also been known as:

Nymphaea rudgeana var. amazonum


No common names have been found



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea rudgeana: 7]



Popularity of Nymphaea rudgeana over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nymphaea rudgeana (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 Nymphaea rudgeana 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]


Anti-inflammatory (1), Bioinformatic (1), Ethnopharmacology (1), Melanogenesis (1), Phospholipase A2 (1), Plant screening (1), Tyrosinase inhibition (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 (72.07), cereal (6.68), fruit (6.13), medicinal (2.96), poison (1.52), weed (1.16), ornamental (0.97), starch (0.69), nutraceutical (0.48), grain legume (0.48)..


[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]


Chu H, Gottgens JF, Chen J, Sun G, Desai AR, Ouyang Z, Shao C and Czajkowski K (2015) Climatic variability, hydrologic anomaly, and methane emission can turn productive freshwater marshes into net carbon sources. Global Change Biology 21, 1165-1181.

Maia ACD, de Lima CT, Navarro DMdAF, Chartier M, Giulietti AM and Machado IC (2014) The floral scents of Nymphaea subg. Hydrocallis (Nymphaeaceae), the New World night-blooming water lilies, and their relation with putative pollinators. Phytochemistry 103, 67-75.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nymphaea rudgeana: 7; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Leal A, Berrio JC, Raimundez E and Bilbao B (2011) A pollen atlas of premontane woody and herbaceous communities from the upland savannas of Guayana, Venezuela. Palynology 35, 226-266.

Baurin N, Arnoult E, Scior T, Do QT and Bernard P (2002) Preliminary screening of some tropical plants for anti-tyrosinase activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 82, 155-158.

Bernard P, Scior T, Didier B, Hibert M and Berthon J-Y (2001) Ethnopharmacology and bioinformatic combination for leads discovery: application to phospholipase A2 inhibitors. Phytochemistry 58, 865-874.

Camargo AF and Florentino ER (2000) Population dynamics and net primary production of the aquatic macrophyte Nymphaea rudgeana C. F. Mey in a lotic environment of the Itanhaem River basin (SP, Brazil). Rev Bras Biol 60, 83-92.

Elizabeth G (1998) Seed characteristics of plant species from riverine wetlands in Venezuela. Aquatic Botany 60, 417-431.

Garrett E C (1993) Species diversity in aquatic angiosperms: latitudinal patterns. Aquatic Botany 44, 229-258.

Ouboter PE and Nanhoe LMR (1989) Notes on the dynamics of a population of Caiman crocodilus crocodilus in Northern Suriname and its implications for management. Biological Conservation 48, 243-264.


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