Economic Botany

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 37-55

First online:

Alkaloids of the Apocynaceae

  • Robert F. RaffaufAffiliated withSmith, Kline and French Laboratories
  • , M. B. FlaglerAffiliated withSmith, Kline and French Laboratories

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Of the 200 alkaloids in the relatively well-studied Apocynaceae, only 75 have had sufficient chemical investigation to permit their structural identity. Nonetheless, certain correlations are discernible and may be used by the plant chemist as first approximations of the types of materials he may expect in the analysis of previously unstudied genera.