Volatiles from Four Astragalus Species: Phenological Changes and their Chemotaxonomical Application

Stefan Platikanov, Stefan Nikolov, Dolja Pavlova, Ljuba Evstatieva, Simeon Popov
2005 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
This paper shows the changes of the volatile compounds from four Astragalus species at three phenological stages: leaf development, flowering and fructification, which might be connected with the plant defense. After GC/MS analyses of Astragalus glycyphyllos L., A. hamosus L., A. cicer L. and A. spruneri Boiss., different groups of volatile compounds were found: hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, esters, terpenes, chlorinated compounds, etc. Identified volatiles were used for a
more » ... ere used for a cluster analysis in order to make chemotaxonomic conclusions for these evolutionary different species.
doi:10.1515/znc-2005-7-814 fatcat:iwrv7xjsuzaqleizhtehz3ev3y