Essential oils of Annonaceae. Part VII. Essential oils of Monanthotaxis diclina (Sprague) Verdcourt and Unonopsis guatterioides R. E. Fries

Fournier, G.; Hadjiakhoondi, M.; Leboeuf, M.; Cave, A.; Charles, B.

Flavour and Fragrance Journal 12(2): 95-98


ISSN/ISBN: 0882-5734
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1026(199703)12:2<95::aid-ffj611>;2-z
Accession: 002830900

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The essential oils of the root bark and fruits of M. diclina (collected in Zaire in October 1992), and of the roots and fruits of U. guatterioides (collected in French Guiana in October 1993) were analysed by GC and GC-MS. The main components (>5% of each oil) were: trans-pinocarveol (22.4%), spathulenol (19.9%) and cedrol (7.1%) from root bark of M. diclina; verbenone (17.5%), caryophyllene oxide (8.9%), beta -humulene (8.4%), alpha -humulene (6.9%) and beta -caryophyllene (6.1%) from fruits of M. diclina; delta -cadinol (21.6%), terpinen-4-ol (15.7%), caryophyllene oxide (15.3%) and beta -humulene (9.1%) from roots of U. guatterioides; and beta -caryophyllene (22.5%), alpha -pinene (11.7%), caryophyllene oxide (10.4%), alpha -humulene (6.3%) and beta -pinene (5.3%) from fruits of U. guatterioides. The leaves of M. diclina are used as a foot ointment in Ghana.