Economic Botany

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 37–55

Alkaloids of the Apocynaceae

  • Robert F. Raffauf
  • M. B. Flagler

DOI: 10.1007/BF02859365

Cite this article as:
Raffauf, R.F. & Flagler, M.B. Econ Bot (1960) 14: 37. doi:10.1007/BF02859365


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.

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert F. Raffauf
    • 1
  • M. B. Flagler
    • 1
  1. 1.Smith, Kline and French LaboratoriesPhiladelphia 1

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