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

Nothoscordum inodorum



This species is usually known as:

Nothoscordum inodorum


This species has also been known as:

Nothoscordum inodorum subsp. angustius, Nothoscordum inodorum var. euosmum, Nothoscordum inodorum var. macrostemon, Nothoscordum inodorum var. nepalense, Nothoscordum inodorum subsp. nocturnum, Nothoscordum inodorum var. uruguayense


Common names:

Naples Garlic, Daffodil Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering Onion, Naples Onion, Guernsey Star-Of-Bethlehem, Neapolitan Garlic, Star, White Garlic, Wood Garlic



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Nothoscordum inodorum: 12]



Popularity of Nothoscordum inodorum over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Nothoscordum inodorum (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 Nothoscordum inodorum 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: 52]


Liliaceae (3), Allium neapolitanum (2), Root contraction (2), allergenic plant constituents (1), Alstroemeriaceae (1), amitrole (1), Apiaceae (1), biomass (1), chemotaxonomy. (1), Clonal plant (1), consumption (1), contractile root (1), Cyperus rotundus (1), diversity (1), establishment (1), Establishment of seedlings (1), Fabaceae (1), floristic composition (1), geophytes (1), growth form (1), Inula ensifolia (1), life forms (1), livestock grazing (1), moveable cages (1), Nothoscordum gramineum var. (1), Nothoscordum inodorum (1), Nothoscordum montevidense (1), Oxalis pes-caprae (1), Philippianum (1), plant breeding (1), plant genetics (1), plant movement (1), post-inhibitins (1), Potentilla inclinata (1), Raman imaging (1), reaction wood (1), Relationships among Liliiflorae (1), seedling (1), sterols. (1), taxonomy (1), tension wood (1), terminology (1), Trifolium pratense (1), Tristagma uniflorum (1), tuliposides (1), Underground plant movement (1), weeds (1), White clover, Trifolium repens, L., stolon, seedling, burial, root, nodes, nodal, force, contractile, soil resistance, pasture, phloem, fibres. (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]


wood fibre (99.51), timber (0.32), medicinal (0.02), fruit (0.02), ornamental (0.01), starch (0.01), cereal (0.01), nutraceutical (0.01), grain legume (0.01), oilseed/fat (0.01)…..


[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]


Stafford GI, Wikkelsř MJ, Nancke L, Jäger AK, Möller M and Rřnsted N (2016) The first phylogenetic hypothesis for the southern African endemic genus Tulbaghia (Amaryllidaceae, Allioideae) based on plastid and nuclear DNA sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181, 156-170.

Lux A, Lackovi, et al. (2015) Cadmium translocation by contractile roots differs from that in regular, non-contractile roots. Ann. Bot. 115, 1149-1154.

Jara-Arancio P, Arroyo MTK, Guerrero PC, Hinojosa LF, Arancio G and Méndez MA (2014) Phylogenetic perspectives on biome shifts in Leucocoryne (Alliaceae) in relation to climatic niche evolution in western South America. Journal of Biogeography 41, 328-338.

Souza LGR, Crosa O, Speranza P and Guerra M (2012) Cytogenetic and molecular evidence suggest multiple origins and geographical parthenogenesis in Nothoscordum gracile (Alliaceae). Ann. Bot. 109, 987-999.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Nothoscordum inodorum: 12; Any undated papers have been included at the end]


Souza LGR, Crosa O, Speranza P and Guerra M (2012) Cytogenetic and molecular evidence suggest multiple origins and geographical parthenogenesis in Nothoscordum gracile (Alliaceae). Ann. Bot. 109, 987-999.

Schreiber N, Gierlinger N, Pütz N, Fratzl P, Neinhuis C and Burgert I (2010) G-fibres in storage roots of Trifolium pratense (Fabaceae): tensile stress generators for contraction. The Plant Journal 61, 854-861.

Jaffe MJ and Leopold AC (2007) Light Activation of Contractile Roots of Easter Lily. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 132, 575-582.

Norbert P (2006) Seedling establishment, underground kinetics, and clonal reiteration: How do Potentilla inclinata and Inula ensifolia get their multifunctional subterranean systems? Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 201, 298-306.

Pütz N and Sukkau Ina (2002) Seedling establishment, bud movement, and subterranean diversity of geophilous systems in Apiaceae. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 197, 385-393.

Cresswell A, Sackville Hamilton NR, Thomas H, Charnock RB, Cookson AR and Thomas BJ (1999) Evidence For Root Contraction In White Clover (Trifolium repens L.). Annals of Botany 84, 359-369.

Brunengo MC, Tombesi OL and Gros EG (1987) Sterols from four species of liliaceae. Phytochemistry 26, 3088-3089.

Stearn WT (1986) Nothoscordum gracile, the correct name of Nothoscordum fragrans and the Nothoscordum inodorum of authors (Alliaceae). Taxon. 35, 335-338.

Keith J (1979) Aspects of Chromosome Evolution in Higher Plants. In ‘Advances in Botanical Research’ (Ed.^(Eds Woolhouse HW) pp. 119-194. (Academic Press).

Slob A, Jekel B, de Jong B and Schlatmann E (1975) On the occurrence of tuliposides in the liliiflorae. Phytochemistry 14, 1997-2005.

Nunez O, Frayssinet N, Rodriguez RH and Jones K (1974) Cytogenic studies in the genus Nothoscordum Kunth. I. The Nothoscordum inodorum polyploid complex. Caryologia 27, 4.

Bagshaw FA (1969) Control of onion weed, nut grass, and Oxalis in home gardens. Nov 80, 11.

Pucheta E, Cabido M, Díaz S and Funes G Floristic composition, biomass, and aboveground net plant production in grazed and protected sites in a mountain grassland of central Argentina. Acta Oecologica 19, 97-105.


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