, Volume 97, Issue 4, pp 354–357

Lunularic acid, a common endogenous growth inhibitor of liverworts

  • R. J. Pryce
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00390214

Cite this article as:
Pryce, R.J. Planta (1971) 97: 354. doi:10.1007/BF00390214


By gas-liquid chromotography and thin layer chromatography, an endogenous growth inhibitor of Lunularia cruciata has been detected in seven other representatives of the class of liverworts. All liverworts so far examined have been found to contain lunularic acid. Evidence for the identity of the previously isolated, but unidentified, endogenous growth inhibitor of Marchantia polymorpha and lunularic acid is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Pryce
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Horticulture, Wye College(University of London)AshfordU. K.