Economic Botany

, 20:416

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

  • K. Gexest
  • M. R. Sahasrabudhe
Article

Summary

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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