Essential oil composition of Bothriochloa pertusa and .phyletic relationship in aromatic grasses Biochemical-Systematics-and

Cosmet, V Kaul, S Vats, A Melkani, C Mathela, A Pinder, S Kerr
1967 Iranian Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research   unpublished
The genus of Bothriochloa is a member of Gramineae, distributed in south of Europe, mediteranean region and south of Asia. In Iran one species is present in northern, northwest and western districts. The aerial parts of Bothriochloa ischaemum were collected from Karaj in Tehran province at full flowering stage in july 2003. Essential oil isolated by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts of plant, were analysed by a combination of capillary GC and GC/MS. The yeild of essential oil was obtained
more » ... al oil was obtained 0.1% (w/w). Fourteen compounds in the oil have been identified representing 98% of the oil. The main constituents was viridiflorol (73%). Other main components were kessane, valencene and α-selinene.
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