Fatty acid compositions of seed oils of sevenhibiscus species of malvaceae

  • K. Sundar Rao
  • G. Lakshminarayana


The seeds of sevenHibiscus (Malvaceae) species, viz.,H. surattensis, H. vitifolius, H. hirtus, H. punctatus, H. zeylanicus, H. micranthus andH. solandra, contained 13–17% oil. Linoleic acid predominated (43.9–67.6%) in the component fatty acids of all the oils, followed by palmitic (15.1–30.1%) and oleic acids (5.9–24.8%), while malvalic, sterculic, dihydrosterculic and epoxy acids were present in small concentrations (1.7–8.4, 0.6–3.9, trace-2.1, trace-0.5%, respectively).


Fatty Acid Composition Erucic Acid Frost Damage Cyclopropene Fatty Acid Epoxy Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Sundar Rao
    • 1
  • G. Lakshminarayana
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Research LaboratoryCSIRHyderabadIndia

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