Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 155, Issue 1, pp 311-318

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The flavonoids of theFagonia bruguieri complex (Zygophyllaceae)

  • Salwa A. MaksoudAffiliated withBotany Dept., Faculty of Science, Cairo University
  • , M. N. El-HadidiAffiliated withBotany Dept., Faculty of Science, Cairo University

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Seven flavonol glycosides were identified from the main taxa of theF. bruguieri complex. Of these, kaempferol 3-rhamno-galactoside, Quercetin 3-rhamnogalactoside and Quercetin 3-galactoside are new records for the genusFagonia L. and theZygophyllaceae s. str. The distribution of these flavonoid glycosides is discussed with respect to the morphology, chemosystematics, and possible phylogeny of the complex and the genus.

Key words

Angiosperms Zygophyllaceae Fagonia F. kassasii F. bruguieri F. schimperi F. olivieri Flavonoids chemosystematics