Economic Botany

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 407–412 | Cite as

The essential oil of pectis papposa

  • C. E. Bradley
  • A. J. Haagen-Smit


This oil, produced by a heavily scented herbaceous plant of the American Southwest and northern Mexico, is rich in cumaldehyde and carvone, and is therefore a potential commercial source of these fragrant aldehydes, now obtained from cumin, caraway and dill seed oils and used in Savoring food and beverages.


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© The New York Botanical Garden 1949

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Bradley
    • 1
  • A. J. Haagen-Smit
    • 1
  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyUSA

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