Economic Botany

, 20:416

Alkaloids and lipids ofIpomoea, Rivea andConvolvulus and their application to cshemotaxonomy

  • K. Gexest
  • M. R. Sahasrabudhe


Taxonomia problems encountered with the genera,Ipomoea, Convolvulus andRivea have been discussed. The toxicological and pharmacological properties of the psychotomimetic principles contained in some morning glory seeds were reviewed. Sixty-five seed samples of morning glory seeds were examined for lysergic acid-type alkaloids and fatty acid patterns for these samples were established. It has been shown that chemical data, in particular those for the 18-fatty acids, are useful taxonomically.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Gexest
    • 1
  • M. R. Sahasrabudhe
    • 1
  1. 1.Research LaboratoriesFood and Drug DirectorateOttawaCanada

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