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

Quercus tomentella



This species is usually known as:

Quercus tomentella


This species has also been known as:

Quercus tomentella var. conjungens, Quercus tomentella f. conjungens


Common names:

Island Live Oak, Island Oak, Channel Island Oak



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Quercus tomentella: 8]



Popularity of Quercus tomentella over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Quercus tomentella (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 Quercus tomentella 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: 25]


Biogenic emissions (1), Biogenic hydrocarbons (1), BVOC (1), California Channel Islands (1), Channel Islands (1), Chick survival (1), ecology (1), floristics (1), Food provisioning (1), island biogeography (1), leaf margin analysis (LMA) (1), monitoring (1), North America (1), PID (1), plant diversity (1), Predator management (1), protected area (1), Rat predation (1), Rodenticide (1), species richness (1), stewardship (1), synthetic floras (1), temperature (1), trees (1), vital signs (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]


breeding (92.80), ornamental (3.78), medicinal (0.42), timber (0.39), fruit (0.31), poison (0.31), weed (0.23), starch (0.14), cereal (0.10), nutraceutical (0.10)…..


[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]


Ricker M, Valencia-Avalos S, Hernández HM, Gómez-Hinostrosa C, Martínez-Salas EM, Alvarado-Cárdenas LO, Wallnöfer B, Ramos CH and Mendoza PE (2016) Tree and tree-like species of Mexico: Apocynaceae, Cactaceae, Ebenaceae, Fagaceae, and Sapotaceae. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 1189-1202.

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902.

Coombes A (2012) 735. QUERCUS CRASSIFOLIA. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 29, 162-169.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Quercus tomentella: 8; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Coombes A (2012) 735. QUERCUS CRASSIFOLIA. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 29, 162-9.

Adams JM, Green WA and Zhang Y (2008) Leaf margins and temperature in the North American flora: Recalibrating the paleoclimatic thermometer. Global and Planetary Change 60, 523-34.

Heath SR, Kershner EL, Cooper DM, Lynn S, Turner JM, Warnock N, Farabaugh S, Brock K and Garcelon DK (2008) Rodent control and food supplementation increase productivity of endangered San Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi). Biological Conservation 141, 2506-15.

Davis GE (2005) National Park stewardship and ‘vital signs’ monitoring: a case study from Channel Islands National Park, California. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 15, 71-89.

Karlik JF, McKay AH, Welch JM and Winer AM (2002) A survey of California plant species with a portable VOC analyzer for biogenic emission inventory development. Atmospheric Environment 36, 5221-33.

Moody A (2000) Analysis of plant species diversity with respect to island characteristics on the Channel Islands, California. Journal of Biogeography 27, 711-23.

O’Malley PG (1991) In Ironwood Groves—Large-Scale Restoration on Santa Catalina Island, California. Ecological Rest. 9, 7-15.

Axelrod DI (1941) The Concept of Ecospecies in Tertiary Paleobotany. PNAS 27, 545-51.


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