Economic Botany

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 435–438 | Cite as

Volatile oils ofIlucium floridanum andI. parviflorum (Illiciaceae) of the southeastern United States and their potential economic utilization

  • Arthur O. Tucker
  • Michael J. Maciarello


The essential oil from leaves and branches of cultivatedIllicium floridanum is dominated by 22.53 ± 2.23% linalool and 13.93 ± 1.61% linalyl acetate. The essential oil from leaves and branches of cultivated I. parviflorum is dominated by 68.14 ± 0.88% safrole, 13.18 ± 1.01% linalool, and 11.89 ± 0.87% methyl eugenol. Besides the Lauraceae and Piperaceae, the Illiciaceae is another natural source of safrole.

Key Words

Illicium floridanum I. Parviflorum linalool linalyl acetate safrole methyl eugenol 

Aceites volÁtiles deIllicium floridanum yI. parviflorum (Illiciaceae) de los estados Unidos Meridional y los usos económicos potentciales


El aceite esencial de las hojas y las ramas del Illicium floridanum cultivado está dominado por linalool (22,53 + 2,23%) y el acetato de linalyl. El aceite esencial de las hojas y las ramas de I. parviflorum está dominado por safrole (68,14 + 0,88%), linalool (13,18 + 1,01%), y el metilo de eugenol (11,89 + 0,87%). Adémas del las familias Lauraceae y Piperaceae, la familia Illiciaceae es otra fuente del safrole.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur O. Tucker
    • 1
  • Michael J. Maciarello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesDelaware State UniversityDover

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