Chemical composition of the mangrove hollyAcanthus ilicifolius (Acanthaceae) — review and additional data

  • Ralf Wöstmann
  • Gerd Liebezeit


The natural products chemistry ofAcanthus ilicifolius (Acanthaceae), the mangrove holly, has received considerable attention due to its large range of secondary metabolites and its usage in ethnopharmacol-ogy. This review combines the available data on natural products inA. ilicifolius and provides additional information on an East Sumatra specimen. The observed variability for some compound classes suggests an influence of habitat conditions on secondary metabolite inventories.


Acanthus ilicifolius natural product alkane fatty acid alcohol steroid terpenoid lignan review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Wöstmann
    • 1
  • Gerd Liebezeit
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Centre TerramareWilhelmshavenGermany

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