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

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Opuntia leucotricha

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Opuntia leucotricha

 

This species has no synonyms in The Plant List

 

Common names:

Arborescent Pricklypear, Arborescent Prickly Pear, Aaron's Beard Cactus, Semaphore Cactus, Duraznillo Blanco, Nopal Blanco

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia leucotricha: 16]

 

 

Popularity of Opuntia leucotricha over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia leucotricha (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 Opuntia leucotricha 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]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 100]

 

Opuntia (3), opuntia leucotricha (3), Aphodiini (2), Cactaceae (2), Dung beetles (2), GIS (2), Grazing impact (2), Mexico (2), Myrtillocactus geometrizans (2), opuntia robusta (2), Rangeland (2), Re-vegetation (2), Scarabaeinae (2), Soil degradation (2), Thermoregulation (2), Water erosion (2), Anthesis (1), Body size (1), callus (1), cambium (1), Canopy interference (1), Caryophyllales (1), Centrospermales (1), chemical evolution (1), CO2 uptake (1), cold tolerance (1), Competition (1), Content flow cytometry (1), Diet preference (1), Disturbance (1), DNA (1), Drought (1), ecological succession (1), epidermis (1), flavonoids (1), Freezing damage (1), genetic resources (1), genotype (1), geographical distribution (1), Germination (1), Goats (1), grafting (1), growth (1), histology (1), Hypoglycaemic plants (1), Internet resource (1), Jaccard's similarity index (1), Metztitlán (1), Metztitlán (1), Mexican central highlands (1), México (1), Multiplication (1), Myrtillocactus (1), necrosis (1), Neotropics (1), O. streptacantha (1), opuntia cochinera (1), Opuntia ficus-indica (1), opuntia streptacantha (1), Opuntia streptocantha (1), plant communities (1), plant competition (1), plant development (1), plant vascular system (1), Pollination (1), Range (1), Rocky soil (1), rootstocks (1), scions (1), Seedling (1), Southern Chihuahuan Desert (1), spatial distribution (1), species differences (1), species diversity (1), Species turnover (1), Tehuacán (1), Tehuacán (1), temperature (1), tissue culture (1), Traditional medicine (1), Type 2 diabetes (1), Xoconostle (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]

 

forage (28.57), medicinal (18.87), breeding (18.47), grain legume (11.81), timber (3.32), weed (2.00), ornamental (1.68), starch (1.20), cereal (0.84), nutraceutical (0.83)…..

 

[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]

 

Badano EI, Samour-Nieva OR, Flores J, Flores-Flores JL, Flores-Cano JA and Rodas-Ortiz JP (2016) Facilitation by nurse plants contributes to vegetation recovery in human-disturbed desert ecosystems. J Plant Ecol 9, 485-497. http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/9/5/485

Cota-Sánchez JH (2016) Chapter 28 - Nutritional Composition of the Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Fruit A2 - Simmonds, Monique S.J. In ‘Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars’ (Ed.^(Eds Preedy VR) pp. 691-712. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124081178000283

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. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1870345316301191

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1870345316300707

Morales P, Barros L, Ramírez-Moreno E, Santos-Buelga C and Ferreira ICFR (2015) Xoconostle fruit (Opuntia matudae Scheinvar cv. Rosa) by-products as potential functional ingredients. Food Chemistry 185, 289-297. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814615005439

Serra AT, Poejo J, Matias AA, Bronze MR and Duarte CMM (2013) Evaluation of Opuntia spp. derived products as antiproliferative agents in human colon cancer cell line (HT29). Food Research International 54, 892-901. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996913004870

Guerrero-Cervantes M, Ramírez RG, González-Rodríguez H, Cerrillo-Soto A and Juárez-Réyes A (2012) Mineral content in range forages from north Mexico. Journal of applied animal research. 40, 102-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09712119.2011.607907

Halffter G, Verdú JR, Moreno CE and Halffter V (2012) Historical and ecological determinants of dung beetle assemblages in two arid zones of central Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 76, 54-60. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196311001960

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Martinez Salvador M, Mata-Gonzalez R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana plant communities in central Mexico as affected by commercial use. Environ Manage 49, 55-63.

Martínez Salvador M, Mata-González R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana Plant Communities in Central Mexico as Affected by Commercial Use. Environmental management. 49, 55-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-011-9759-4

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia leucotricha: 16; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Halffter G, Verdú JR, Moreno CE and Halffter V (2012) Historical and ecological determinants of dung beetle assemblages in two arid zones of central Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 76, 54-60.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196311001960

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Martinez Salvador M, Mata-Gonzalez R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R (2012) Agave salmiana plant communities in central Mexico as affected by commercial use. Environ Manage 49, 55-63.

Delgado-Sanchez P, Ortega-Amaro M, Rodriguez-Hernand... A, Jimenez-Bremont J and Flores J (2010) Further evidence from the effect of fungi on breaking Opuntia seed dormancy. Plant Signal Behav 5, 1229-30.

Echavarría-Chairez FG, Serna-Pérez A, Salinas-Gonzalez H, Iñiguez L and Palacios-Díaz MP (2010) Small ruminant impacts on rangelands of semiarid highlands of Mexico and the reconverting by grazing systems. Small Ruminant Research 89, 211-217.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921448809003186

Segura S, Scheinvar L, Olalde G, Leblanc O, Filardo S, Muratalla A, Gallegos C and Flores C (2007) Genome sizes and ploidy levels in Mexican cactus pear species Opuntia (Tourn.) Mill. series Streptacanthae Britton et Rose, Leucotrichae DC., Heliabravoanae Scheinvar and Robustae Britton et Rose. Genetic resources and crop evolution. 54, 1033-1041.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10722-006-9196-z

Goettsch B and Hernández HM (2006) Beta diversity and similarity among cactus assemblages in the Chihuahuan Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 65, 513-528.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196305002107

Reyes-Agüero JA, Aguirre R JR and Valiente-Banuet A (2006) Reproductive biology of Opuntia: A review. Journal of Arid Environments 64, 549-585.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196305001564

Andrade-Cetto A and Heinrich M (2005) Mexican plants with hypoglycaemic effect used in the treatment of diabetes. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 99, 325-348.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105003004

Mellado M, Rodrı́guez A, Villarreal JA and Lopez R (2004) Height to withers and abdominal circumference effects on diets of grazing goats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 88, 263-274.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159104000747

Flores F JL and Yeaton RI (2003) The replacement of arborescent cactus species along a climatic gradient in the southern Chihuahuan Desert: competitive hierarchies and response to freezing temperatures. Journal of Arid Environments 55, 583-594.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196302002884

Flores F JL and Yeaton RI (2003) The replacement of arborescent cactus species along a climate gradient in the southern Chihuahuan Desert: competitive hierarchies and response to freezing temperatures. Journal of arid environments. 55, 583-594.

Estrada-Luna AA, Lopez-Peralta C and Cardenas-Soriano E (2002) In vitro micrografting and the histology of graft union formation of selected species of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.). Scientia horticulturae 92, 317-327.

Pimienta-Barrios E, González del Castillo-Aranda MaE and Nobel PS (2002) Ecophysiology of a wild platyopuntia exposed to prolonged drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany 47, 77-86.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098847201001149

Jean RV (1988) Phyllotactic Pattern Generation: A Conceptual Model. Ann. Bot. 61, 293-303.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/61/3/293

Burret F, Rabesa Z, Zandonella P and Voirin B (1981) Contribution Biochimique à la Systématique de l’Ordre des centrospermales. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 9, 257-262.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0305197881900053

Delgado-Sanchez P, Ortega-Amaro MA, Rodriguez-Hernand AA, Jimenez-Bremont JF and Flores J Further evidence from the effect of fungi on breaking Opuntia seed dormancy. Plant Signal Behav 5, 1229-30.

EchavarrÍa-Chairez FG, Serna-PÉrez A, Salinas-Gonzalez H, Iñiguez L and Palacios-DÍaz MP Small ruminant impacts on rangelands of semiarid highlands of Mexico and the reconverting by grazing systems. Small Ruminant Research 89, 211-217.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921448809003186

Halffter G, VerdÚ JR, Moreno CE and Halffter V Historical and ecological determinants of dung beetle assemblages in two arid zones of central Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments 76, 54-60.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196311001960

Martinez Salvador M, Mata-Gonzalez R, Morales Nieto C and Valdez-Cepeda R Agave salmiana Plant Communities in Central Mexico as Affected by Commercial Use. Environ Manage.

 


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