The essential oil of the fruits of Periploca laevigata Aiton subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgraf (Apocynaceae) from Lampedusa Island was obtained by hydrodistillation and its composition was analysed. The analyses allowed the identification and quantification of 64 volatile compounds belonging to different classes. The most abundant compounds were nonacosane, heptacosane, hentriacontane and cadinene. Among the volatile compounds identified in the fruits of P. laevigata subsp. angustifolia, 31 are present in other taxa of Apocynaceae, 19 have antimicrobial activity and four are pheromones for the butterfly Danaus chrysippus. The possible ecological role of the volatile compounds found is briefly discussed.

ZITO, P., SAJEVA, M., BRUNO, M., MAGGIO, A.M., ROSSELLI, S., SENATORE, F., et al. (2011). Essential oil composition of the fruits of Periploca laevigata Aiton subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgraf (Apocynaceae – Periplocoideae). NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, 25, 1339-1346 [10.1080/14786419.2010.535157].

Essential oil composition of the fruits of Periploca laevigata Aiton subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgraf (Apocynaceae – Periplocoideae)

ZITO, Pietro;SAJEVA, Maurizio;BRUNO, Maurizio;MAGGIO, Antonella Maria;ROSSELLI, Sergio;
2011-01-01

Abstract

The essential oil of the fruits of Periploca laevigata Aiton subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgraf (Apocynaceae) from Lampedusa Island was obtained by hydrodistillation and its composition was analysed. The analyses allowed the identification and quantification of 64 volatile compounds belonging to different classes. The most abundant compounds were nonacosane, heptacosane, hentriacontane and cadinene. Among the volatile compounds identified in the fruits of P. laevigata subsp. angustifolia, 31 are present in other taxa of Apocynaceae, 19 have antimicrobial activity and four are pheromones for the butterfly Danaus chrysippus. The possible ecological role of the volatile compounds found is briefly discussed.
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata
Settore CHIM/06 - Chimica Organica
Settore BIO/07 - Ecologia
Settore AGR/11 - Entomologia Generale E Applicata
ZITO, P., SAJEVA, M., BRUNO, M., MAGGIO, A.M., ROSSELLI, S., SENATORE, F., et al. (2011). Essential oil composition of the fruits of Periploca laevigata Aiton subsp. angustifolia (Labill.) Markgraf (Apocynaceae – Periplocoideae). NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, 25, 1339-1346 [10.1080/14786419.2010.535157].
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