Seasonal variation in the composition of volatile oils from Schinus terebinthifolius raddi

Luiz Cláudio Almeida Barbosa, Antônio Jacinto Demuner, Alan Dumont Clemente, Vanderlúcia Fonseca de Paula, Faiz M. D. Ismail
2007 Química Nova  
Recebido em 26/2/07; aceito em 11/5/07; publicado na web em 16/10/07 Essential oils from leaves, ripe and unripe fruits of Schinus terebinthifolius growing in Brazil were investigated. Oil content from either ripe or unripe fruits was similar (4.65% and 3.98%, respectively). Sesquiterpenes (from 78.0% to 90.4%) dominated the oil content of both leaves and unripe fruit. The essential oils were tested in vitro for their allelopathic activity on germination and radicle growth of Lactuca sativa and
more » ... Lactuca sativa and Cucumis sativus at 1,000 and 10,000 μg mL -1 concentrations. The three samples tested were more active in inhibiting the radicle growth for L. sativa (88.6-92.4%) than for C. sativus (50.5-84.5%) at 10,000 μg mL -1 concentration.
doi:10.1590/s0100-40422007000800030 fatcat:k7mjyabv3ren5hxwya6cgfq5qy