Epicuticular Leaf Waxes of Tilia tomentosa Moench. and Tilia × europaea L., Tiliaceae

Paul-Gerhard Gülz, Edith Müller, Brigitte Moog
1988 Zeitschrift für Naturforschung C - A Journal of Biosciences  
Quantity and composition of epicuticular leaf wax of Tilia tomentosa Moench. and T. × europaea L. were examined and showed similar wax compositions. The waxes of these two Tilia species contained homologous series of n-alkanes, wax esters, aldehydes, acetates, primary alcohols and fatty acids. In addition to these common epicuticular wax constituents, the triterpenol β-amyrin was found free as well as esterified with long chain fatty acids and in very high amounts with acetic acid in both Tilia
more » ... acid in both Tilia species.
doi:10.1515/znc-1988-3-404 fatcat:uri56jrqfrddtfilvejvfkytzi