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

Anemone blanda



This species is usually known as:

Anemone blanda


This species has also been known as:

Anemone blanda var. parvula


Common names:

Greek Thimbleweed, Grecian Windflower, Winter Windflower



Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Anemone blanda: 47]


Anemone blanda.jpg


Popularity of Anemone blanda over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Anemone blanda (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 Anemone blanda 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: 154]


Central Europe (3), Habitat diversity (3), Horticulture (3), Invasional meltdown (3), Life form (3), Pathway (3), Propagule pressure (3), Residence time (3), Temporal change (3), Vascular plants (3), Alien plant (2), Anemone (2), fluorescence in situ hybridization (2), plant taxonomy (2), Urban ecology (2), Urban flora (2), sun (1), 35S and 5S rDNA (1), 5S rDNA spacer phylogeny (1), air temperature (1), Ammophila (1), Amphibromus (1), anatomy of root contraction in hyacinthus (1), Anemone blanda (1), ant guards (1), Apoplastic barrier (1), Arrhenatherum (1), Australia (1), Avena (1), basalt— (1), Biodiversity (1), bulbous plants (1), bulbs (1), characteristics (1), chromosome banding (1), CITES— (1), Climate (1), Colchis (1), conservation— (1), cooling (1), corms (1), crinum (1), Deschampsia (1), Dispersed sequences (1), dormancy (1), Dorystoechas hastata (1), E,E-α-farnesene (1), ecological adaptation (1), endemism— (1), endogenous and exogenous factors (1), evolutionary filters (1), exodermis (1), extrafloral nectar (1), flora (1), flora of Turkey— (1), floral repellence (1), flowering (1), fluorescence in situ hybridisation (1), fluorochrome banding (1), forcing (1), Fritillaria meleagris (1), Frommeella tormentillae (1), fungal spores (1), Genome organisation (1), geographical distribution (1), geophyte— (1), greenhouse production (1), Helictotrichon (1), herpetofauna (1), Hippeastrum cultivars, propagated by offsets - the natural system (1), hosts (1), indigenous species (1), IUCN Red List category— (1), karyotype analysis (1), karyotype evolution (1), Macaronesian-Mediterranean floral region (1), meiosis (1), morphological floral barriers (1), natural root development - from seeds (1), natural root development - from storage organs (1), natural root development from seeds (1), nucleolar organizer region (1), Ochrospora ariae (1), Onosyma molle (1), Oxalis (1), Phragmidium (1), Phragmidium sarcopoterii (1), Phragmites australis (1), plant pathogenic fungi (1), pollen volatiles (1), polyploidy (1), pot plants (1), Potentilla (1), Puccinia (1), Puccinia constricta (1), Puccinia onosmaticola (1), Puccinia tepperi (1), Pulsatilla (1), Rabl orientation (1), Repeated DNA (1), research deficient on physiology and root systems of ornamental geophytes - exceptions with Tulipa, Narcissus, and Hyacinthus (1), root physiology of ornamental flowering bulbs (1), root systems of seed dahlias - composed of primary root and several laterals (1), rRNA genes (1), rust diseases (1), Sarcopoterium spinosum (1), snowdrops. (1), Stace (1997) (1), storage (1), systematics (1), Tandem arrays (1), taxonomy (1), teliospores (1), telomeric repeats (1), Teucrium (1), Teucrium orentale (1), tuberization habit (1), Turkey (country) (1), Turkey –Viola. (1), Urban derelict land (1), Uredinales (1), urediniospores (1), Uromyces (1), Uromyces dorystoechadis (1), Weed (1), Wright (1984) (1), Zamia (1), zonality (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]


turf (76.17), dye (10.62), ornamental (8.22), medicinal (0.73), honey (0.63), fruit (0.45), timber (0.29), poison (0.25), starch (0.23), boundary (0.18).....


[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]


Mirabile M, Bretzel F, Gaetani M, Lulli F and Volterrani M (2016) Improving aesthetic and diversity of bermudagrass lawn in its dormancy period. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 18, 190-197.

Mlinarec J, Franjević D, Bočkor L and Besendorfer V (2016) Diverse evolutionary pathways shaped 5S rDNA of species of tribe Anemoneae (Ranunculaceae) and reveal phylogenetic signal. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182, 80-99.

Mlinarec J, Franjević D, Harapin J and Besendorfer V (2016) The impact of the Tekay chromoviral elements on genome organisation and evolution of Anemone s.l. (Ranunculaceae). Plant Biology 18, 332-347.

Kelly LJ, Renny-Byfield S, Pellicer J, Macas J, Novák P, Neumann P, Lysak MA, Day PD, Berger M, Fay MF, Nichols RA, Leitch AR and Leitch IJ (2015) Analysis of the giant genomes of Fritillaria (Liliaceae) indicates that a lack of DNA removal characterizes extreme expansions in genome size. New Phytologist 208, 596-607.

Dal Cero M, Saller R and Weckerle CS (2014) The use of the local flora in Switzerland: A comparison of past and recent medicinal plant knowledge. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 151, 253-264.

Mlinarec J, Šatović Z, Mihelj D, Malenica N and Besendorfer V (2012) Cytogenetic and phylogenetic studies of diploid and polyploid members of Tribe Anemoninae (Ranunculaceae). Plant Biology 14, 525-536.



References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Anemone blanda: 47; Any undated papers have been included at the end]



Mlinarec J, Šatović Z, Mihelj D, Malenica N, Besendorfer V (2012) Cytogenetic and phylogenetic studies of diploid and polyploid members of Tribe Anemoninae (Ranunculaceae). Plant Biology 14, 525-36.

Essl F, Milasowszky N, Dirnböck T (2011) Plant invasions in temperate forests: Resistance or ephemeral phenomenon? Basic and Applied Ecology 12, 1-9.

Rix M (2011) EDWARD WHITTALL (1851–1917) AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 28, 213-30.

Doğu S, Bağcı Y (2009) Muscari vuralii sp. nov. (Liliaceae/Hyacinthaceae) from south Anatolia, Turkey. Nordic Journal of Botany 27, 243-6.

Willmer PG, Nuttman CV, et al. (2009) Floral volatiles controlling ant behaviour. Functional Ecology 23, 888-900.

Anonymous (2008) Plant Index. In ‘Plant User Handbook’ pp. 381-8. (Blackwell Science Ltd).

Garrett F, Dusoir R (2008) Bulbous Plants for Use in Designed Landscapes. In ‘Plant User Handbook’ pp. 310-24. (Blackwell Science Ltd).

Winterfeld G, RÖSer M (2007) Disposition of ribosomal DNAs in the chromosomes of perennial oats (Poaceae: Aveneae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 155, 193-210.

Mlinarec J, PapeŠ DA, Besendorfer V (2006) Ribosomal, telomeric and heterochromatin sequences localization in the karyotype of Anemone hortensis. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 150, 177-86.

ZONNEVELD BJM, LEITCH IJ, BENNETT MD (2005) First Nuclear DNA Amounts in more than 300 Angiosperms. Ann. Bot. 96, 229-44.

Bahcecioglu Z, Gjaerum HB (2004) New and rare rust fungi (Uredinales) from Anatolia (Turkey). 2. Mycotaxon. 90, 55-68.

Thompson K, Hodgson JG, Smith RM, Warren PH, Gaston KJ (2004) Urban domestic gardens (III): Composition and diversity of lawn floras. Journal of Vegetation Science 15, 373-8.

Cafasso D, Cozzolino S, De Luca P, Chinali G (2003) An unusual satellite DNA from Zamia paucijuga (Cycadales) characterised by two different organisations of the repetitive unit in the plant genome. Gene 311, 71-9.

DİNÇ M, BaĞCi Y, Yildirimli Ş (2003) A new species of Viola L. (Violaceae) from South Anatolia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141, 477-82.

Thompson K, Austin KC, Smith RM, Warren PH, Angold PG, Gaston KJ (2003) Urban domestic gardens (I): Putting small-scale plant diversity in context. Journal of Vegetation Science 14, 71-8.

Trigas P, Iatroú G (2003) A new species of Minuartia (Caryophyllaceae) from the island of Evvia (Greece). Nordic Journal of Botany 23, 415-25.

Brullo S, Giusso del Galdo G, Guarino R (2001) The orophilous communities of the Pino-Juniperetea class in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean area. Feddes Repertorium 112, 261-308.

Davis AP, ÖZhatay N (2001) Galanthus trojanus: a new species of Galanthus (Amaryllidaceae) from north-western Turkey. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 137, 409-12.

Denk T, Frotzler N, Davitashvili N (2001) Vegetational patterns and distribution of relict taxa in humid temperate forests and wetlands of Georgia (Transcaucasia). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 72, 287-332.

Kubis S, Schmidt T, Heslop-Harrison JS (1998) Repetitive DNA Elements as a Major Component of Plant Genomes. Ann. Bot. 82, 45-55.

Kürschner H, Parolly G, Raab-Straube EV (1998) Phytosociological studies on high mountain plant communities of the Taurus Mountains (Turkey) 3. Snow-patch and meltwater communities. Feddes Repertorium 109, 581-616.

Presting GG, Malysheva L, Fuchs J, Schubert I (1998) ATY3/GYPSYretrotransposon-like sequence localizes to the centromeric regions of cereal chromosomes. The Plant Journal 16, 721-8.

BUITENDIJK JH, RAMANNA MS (1996) Giemsa C-banded Karyotypes of Eight Species of Alstroemeria L. and Some of Their Hybrids. Ann. Bot. 78, 449-57.

Hagemann S, Scheer B, Schweizer D (1993) Repetitive sequences in the genome of Anemone blanda: identification of tandem arrays and of dispersed repeats. Chromosoma 102, 312-24.

Gette MT, Marks JE, Jr (1990) Tulip Fingers. Arch Dermatol 126, 203-5.

Leeuwen PJv, Dop AJ (1990) Effects of storage, cooling and greenhouse conditions on Anemone blanda, Fritillaria meleagris and Oxalis adenophylla for use as potplant. Acta horticulturae. 266, 266.

Perumalla CJ, Peterson CA, Enstone DE (1990) A survey of angiosperm species to detect hypodermal Gasparian bands. I. Roots with a uniseriate hypodermis and epidermis. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 103, 93-112.

Oger R, Glibert L (1989) Une echelle de temps biometeorologique pour l’estimation du degre de precocite de la vegetation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 46, 245-58.


Folkeson D (1984) The use of BSG-staining in making a more detailed nomenclature possible for interchange systems in Pisum sativum L. Hereditas 101, 119-21.

Schubert I, Rieger R, Dobel P (1984) G and/or C-bands in plant chromosomes? J. Cell Sci. 71, 111-20.

Marks G (1983) Feulgen banding of heterochromatin in plant chromosomes. J. Cell Sci. 62, 171-6.

Leemann U, Ruch F (1982) Cytofluorometric determination of DNA base content in plant nuclei and chromosomes by the fluorochromes DAPI and Chromomycin A3. Experimental Cell Research 140, 275-82.

Sumner AT (1982) The nature and mechanisms of chromosome banding. Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics 6, 59-87.

Gilbert FS (1981) Foraging ecology of hoverflies: morphology of the mouthparts in relation to feeding on nectar and pollen in some common urban species. Ecological Entomology 6, 245-62.

Lamm R (1981) Giemsa C-banding and silver-staining for cytological studies in Pisum. Hereditas 94, 45-52.

Lima-De-Faria A (1980) Classification of genes, rearrangements and chromosomes according to the chromosome field. Hereditas 93, 1-46.

Linde-Laursen IB (1979) Giemsa C-banding of barley chromosomes: III. Segregation and linkage of C-bands on chromosomes 3, 6, and 7. Hereditas 91, 73-7.

Anonymous (1978) Chromosomes today: Edited by P. L. Pearson & K. R. Lewis. 1976. New York: John Wiley & Sons; Jerusalem : Israel Universities Press. A vol. in-8° xviii+478 pp., figs, tabs, bibl., index. Bound £25.70. Journal of Human Evolution 7, 271-2.

Kupila-Ahvenniemi S, Hohtola A (1978) Structure of the chromosomes of Scotch pine. Hereditas 87, 185-8.

Leemann U, Ruch F (1978) Selective excitation of mithramycin or DAPI fluorescence on double-stained cell nuclei and chromosomes. Histochemistry 58, 329-34.

Linde-Laursen IB (1978) Giemsa C-banding of barley chromosomes. Hereditas 88, 55-64.

Bentzer B, LandstrÖM T (1975) Polymorphism in chromosomes of Leopoldia comosa (Liliaceae) revealed by Giemsa staining. Hereditas 80, 219-31.

Hepper FN (1971) Anemone blanda, Ranunculaceae. Dec 178, p.

Blumer S (1960) Untersuchungen über die Morphologie und Biologie von Tranzxchelia pruni spinosae (Pers.) Dietel und T. discolor (Fuck.) Tranz. et Litv. Journal of Phytopathology 38, 355-83.

Chesters AE (1927) The Vascular Supply of the Bracts of some Species of Anemone.*. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 47, 553-82.

SARGANT E (1903) A Theory of the Origin of Monocotyledons, founded on the Structure of their Seedlings: With Plant I-VII and ten Fingures in the text. Ann. Bot. os-17, 1-92.

Essl F, Milasowszky N, DirnbÖck T Plant invasions in temperate forests: Resistance or ephemeral phenomenon? Basic and Applied Ecology 12, 1-9.

Essl F, Milasowszky N, Dirnböck T Plant invasions in temperate forests: Resistance or ephemeral phenomenon? Basic and Applied Ecology 12, 1-9.

Kawa L, De Hertogh AA Root Physiology of Ornamental Flowering Bulbs. In ‘Horticultural Reviews’ pp. 57-88. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.).



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