Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp 1172–1173 | Cite as

Phytochemical Composition of Volatile Compounds of Armeria canescens

  • M. Ruscic
  • I. Peros
  • V. DunkicEmail author

The genus (Plumbaginaceae) contains approximately 120 species, five of which have been recorded on the Balkan Peninsula [1]. Several Armeria species are widespread in Croatia, including Armeria canescens (Host) Boiss., one of the mesothermal halophyte species that are widely distributed in Central Asia and the Mediterranean. In Croatia, it grows in a grassland association that builds along with the plant species Festuca rupicola and Festuca valesiaca Schl. This association grows on the surface of sinkholes and karst fields along the Dinara Mountains.

We conducted a phytochemical analysis of A. canescens (in Croatian, “babina svila”) with a specific focus on its volatile compounds. Only a few articles have been published on the secondary metabolites and morphology of members of the genus Armeria [1, 2, 3, 4, 5].

Plant material of A. canescenswas collected from Tijarica (near Split), Croatia, in the summer (July) of 2016 (Gauss–Kruger coordinates: X = 5652646; Y = 4829862). Voucher...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Split, Faculty of Science, Department of BiologySplitCroatia
  2. 2.Promet d.o.o. SplitSplitCroatia

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