Chemosystematics and the liverwort genus Plagiochila

Rycroft, D.S. (2003) Chemosystematics and the liverwort genus Plagiochila. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory(93), pp. 331-342.

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Recent discoveries that have been facilitated by phytochemical studies based on NMR and GC-MS profiling include: (1) Plagiochila atlantica of Europe belongs to the Neotropical P sect. Fuscoluteae; (2) the Central American P. retrorsa occurs in North America as well as Madeira and the Azores; (3) the Neotropical P. stricta occurs in the Canary Islands; (4) the South American P papillifolia Steph. occurs in the Azores. Phytochemical data support taxonomic changes involving varieties of the Neotropical P. rutilans. Plagiochila species in Europe (including Macaronesia) may be classified into two chemotypes, characterised by 2,3-secoaromadendranes on the one hand and aromatic compounds on the other.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rycroft, Dr David
Authors: Rycroft, D.S.
Subjects:Q Science > QK Botany
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory

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