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

Allophylus cobbe



This species is usually known as:

Allophylus cobbe, Allophylus cobbe var. pinnatus


This species has also been known as:

Allophylus cobbe f. aporeticus, Allophylus cobbe var. arboreus, Allophylus cobbe var. bicruris, Allophylus cobbe var. boinensis, Allophylus cobbe var. decaryi, Allophylus cobbe var. gardineri, Allophylus cobbe var. glaber, Allophylus cobbe var. limosus, Allophylus cobbe var. macrocarpus, Allophylus cobbe var. marinus, Allophylus cobbe var. nigrescens, Allophylus cobbe var. pervillei, Allophylus cobbe f. racemosus, Allophylus cobbe f. rheedei, Allophylus cobbe var. salignus, Allophylus cobbe f. serratus, Allophylus cobbe var. trichodesmus, Allophylus cobbe var. velutinus, Allophylus cobbe f. villosus, Allophylus cobbe var. villosus


Common names:




Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Allophylus cobbe: 20]


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Popularity of Allophylus cobbe over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Allophylus cobbe (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 if there are sufficient numbers of papers (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Allophylus cobbe 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 if there are sufficient numbers of papers (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: 77]


Sapindaceae (3), Allophylus cobbe (2), Allophylus edulis (2), Allophylus serratus (2), anti-ulcer activity (2), epidermis (2), Miocene (2), plant fossils (2), Alectryon (1), Atalaya (1), Biomass (1), Bombacaceae - (1), cardiospermin (1), Cardiospermum (1), chemical defence (1), Correspondence analysis (1), cyanogenesis (1), cyanogenic glucoside (1), cyanolipids (1), diet (1), diet breadth (1), Dunlop (1990): where given (1), Eidolon (1), embryology - (1), Environmental gradient (1), forestry (1), frugivory (1), Gastric ulcer (1), Heteroptera (1), hydrogen cyanide (1), India (1), Indirectgradientanalysis (1), insects (1), Koelreuteria (1), l-2-O-Methyl-chiro-inositol (1), La Réunion (1), Leptocoris (1), Leptocoris isolata (1), Litterfall (1), Lowland rainforest (1), l-Quebrachitol (1), Madagascar (1), medicinal plants (1), millipedes (1), Monsoon forest (1), Northern Territory (1), Omeprazole (1), outbreeding - (1), peptic ulcers (1), plant extracts (1), plant–insect interactions (1), rats (1), Rhopalidae (1), Sapindarcae - (1), Savanna (1), seed dispersal (1), Senegal (1), sexual zygote. (1), soapberry bug (1), specimen numbers refer to specimens lodged at the Darwin herbarium (DNA) (1), stomach ulcers (1), Sucralfate (1), Tropical oceanic island (1), Tropical rain forest (1), Vegetation (1), Vegetation structure (1), Woodland (1), zygaena trifolii (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]


green manure (49.84), fruit (15.56), oilseed/fat (8.21), timber (3.42), poison (3.29), breeding (2.49), ornamental (1.64), sweetener (1.40), starch (1.30), cereal (0.97).....


[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]


Percy DM, Butterill PT and Malenovský I (2016) Three new species of gall-forming psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) from Papua New Guinea, with new records and notes on related species. Journal of natural history. 50, 1073-1101.

Gurunathan S (2015) Biologically synthesized silver nanoparticles enhances antibiotic activity against Gram-negative bacteria. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 29, 217-226.

Wu S-Y, Fu Y-H, Chen G-Y, Li X-B, Zhou Q, Han C-R, Song X-P, Du X-J, Xie M-L and Yao G-G (2015) Cytotoxic xanthene derivatives from Homalium paniculiflorum. Phytochemistry Letters 11, 236-239.

Ong HG and Kim Y-D (2014) Quantitative ethnobotanical study of the medicinal plants used by the Ati Negrito indigenous group in Guimaras island, Philippines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 157, 228-242.

Razafindratsima OH, Jones TA and Dunham AE (2014) Patterns of movement and seed dispersal by three lemur species. American Journal of Primatology 76, 84-96.

(2013) A. In ‘Dictionary of South American Trees’. (Ed.^(Eds Chevrette MMG) pp. 3-54. (Academic Press: San Diego).

Carroll SP and Loye JE (2012) Soapberry Bug (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae: Serinethinae) Native and Introduced Host Plants: Biogeographic Background of Anthropogenic Evolution. Ann Entomol Soc Am 105, 671-684.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Allophylus cobbe: 20; Any undated papers have been included at the end]



Pole M (2010) Cuticle morphology of Australasian Sapindaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 164, 264-92.

Cook A, Turner SR, Baskin JM, Baskin CC, Steadman KJ, Dixon KW (2008) Occurrence of Physical Dormancy in Seeds of Australian Sapindaceae: A Survey of 14 Species in Nine Genera. Ann. Bot. 101, 1349-62.

Díaz M, González A, Castro-Gamboa I, Gonzalez D, Rossini C (2008) First record of l-quebrachitol in Allophylus edulis (Sapindaceae). Carbohydrate Research 343, 2699-700.

Anonymous (2007) Subject Index. In ‘Ciba Foundation Symposium 140 - Cyanide Compounds in Biology’ pp. 254-61. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.).

Kirman S, Strasberg D, Grondin V, Colin F, Gilles J, Meunier JD (2007) Biomass and litterfall in a native lowland rainforest: Marelongue Reserve, La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean. Forest Ecology and Management 252, 257-66.

Nahrstedt A (2007) Cyanogenesis and the Role of Cyanogenic Compounds in Insects. In ‘Ciba Foundation Symposium 140 - Cyanide Compounds in Biology’ pp. 131-50. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.).

Picot M, Jenkins RKB, Ramilijaona O, Racey PA, Carrière SM (2007) The feeding ecology of Eidolon dupreanum (Pteropodidae) in eastern Madagascar. African Journal of Ecology 45, 645-50.

Anonymous (2006) Corrigendum. Australian Journal of Entomology 45, 185-.

Carroll SP, Loye JE, Dingle H, Mathieson M, Zalucki MP (2005) Ecology of Leptocoris Hahn (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae) soapberry bugs in Australia. Australian Journal of Entomology 44, 344-53.

Dharmani P, Mishra PK, Maurya R, Chauhan VS, Palit G (2005) Allophylus serratus: a plant with potential anti-ulcerogenic activity. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 99, 361-6.

Dharmani P, Mishra PK, Maurya R, Singh Chauhan V, Palit G (2005) Allophylus serratus: A plant with potential anti-ulcerogenic activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 99, 361-6.

Jayasinghe U, Kumarihamy B, Bandara A, Waiblinger J, Kraus W (2003) Antifeedant activity of some Sri Lankan plants. Nat Prod Res 17, 5-8.

Kam T-S, Pelletier SW (1999) Chapter Two Alkaloids from Malaysian Flora. In ‘Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives’ pp. 285-435. (Pergamon).

Pelletier SW (1999) Organism index. In ‘Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives’ pp. 529-42. (Pergamon).

De Wolf J (1998) Species composition and structure of the woody vegetation of the Middle Casamance region (Senegal). Forest Ecology and Management 111, 249-64.

Russell-Smith J (1991) Classification, species richness, and environmental relations of monsoon rain forest in northern Australia. Journal of Vegetation Science 2, 259-78.

Ha CO, Sands VE, Soepadmo E, Jong K (1988) Reproductive patterns of selected understorey trees in the Malaysian rain forest: the sexual species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 97, 295-316.

Braekman JC, Daloze D, Pasteels JM (1982) Cyanogenic and other glucosides in a neo-guinean bug Leptocoris isolata: Possible precursors in its host-plant. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 10, 355-64.

Johns SR, Lamberton JA (1969) Isolation of simple acid amides from Allophylus cobbe (Sapindaceae), Homalium foetidum (Flacourtiaceae), and from an Aglaia species (Meliaceae). June 22, 6.

Steenis CGGJV (1969) Plant speciation in Malesia, with special reference to the theory of non-adaptive saltatory evolution. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 1, 97-133.

Anonymous (1886) TERNSTRŒMIACEÆ. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 23, 81-162.

Pole M Cuticle morphology of Australasian Sapindaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 164, 264-92.


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