Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp 1585–1591

Hesperetin 7-rutinoside (hesperidin) and taxifolin 3-arabinoside as germination and growth inhibitors in soils associated with the weed,Pluchea lanceolata (DC) C.B. Clarke (Asteraceae)

  • Inderjit
  • K. M. M. Dakshini

DOI: 10.1007/BF00984690

Cite this article as:
Inderjit & Dakshini, K.M.M. J Chem Ecol (1991) 17: 1585. doi:10.1007/BF00984690


Hesperetin 7-rutinoside (Hesperidin) and taxifolin 3-arabinoside were detected in the soils associated with the rapidly spreading perennial weed,Pluchea lanceolata. In the present investigations, inhibitory potential of the aqueous extracts of the two compounds was established and confirmed through growth experiments pertaining to seed germination and seedling growth of radish, mustard, and tomato, with 10−4 M solutions of the authentic samples. The significance of the water-soluble compounds present in the rhizosphere zones of the weed and its interference potential is commented upon.

Key Words

Allelopathygrowth experimentshesperidininterferencePluchea lanceolatataxifolin 3-arabinoside

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Inderjit
    • 1
  • K. M. M. Dakshini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia