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The chemotaxonomic significance of the limonoid, nymania-1, in Turraea obtusifolia


, : The chemotaxonomic significance of the limonoid, nymania-1, in Turraea obtusifolia. South African Journal of Botany 61(6): 281-282

The genus Nymania has been chemotaxonomically linked to the family Meliaceae by the finding that it produces prieurianin, a complex limonoid characteristic of the subfamily Meliodeae. However, there has been no chemical evidence to link it more specifically to the tribe Turraeeae, in which it is placed. We now report that nymania-1, a characteristic limonoid of Nymania capensis, also occurs in the seed of Turraea obtusifolia. This evidence provides a chemotaxonomic link between the genera Nymania and Turraea.

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Accession: 002980277

DOI: 10.1016/s0254-6299(15)30547-0

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