Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 745–747 | Cite as

Volatile Compounds of the Endemic Croatian Species Centaurea tuberosa

  • M. Nazlic
  • A. M. Ostric
  • M. Ruscic
  • N. Vuletic
  • V. DunkicEmail author

Centaurea L. is a very important genera within the Asteraceae family, with many endemic species. According to the Flora Croatica database [1], there are 88 Centaurea species in Croatia, of which 30 are endemic. Centaurea tuberosa Vis. (synonym: Centaurea napulifera subsp. tuberosa (Vis.) Dostal) is one such local species and is found among East Adriatic submediterranean and epimediterranean vegetation (Scorzoneretalia villosae) [2].

The work reported herein represents the firstever study of the chemical composition of the essential oil obtained from C. tuberosa. In this study, plant material was collected from Tijarica, Croatia, in July of 2017 (Gauss-Kruger coordinates: x = 4829973, y =5652854) and voucher specimens were deposited at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Split, Croatia (PMF-HR-17-2017). Dried aerial segments of this speciment (100 g) were subsequently hydrodistilled for 3 h in a Clavenger-type apparatus, and the resulting extracts were analyzed...



We thank Michael D. Judge, MSc, from Edanz Group ( for editing a draft of this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nazlic
    • 1
  • A. M. Ostric
    • 2
  • M. Ruscic
    • 1
  • N. Vuletic
    • 3
  • V. Dunkic
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of Split, Faculty of Science, Department of BiologySplitCroatia
  2. 2.Split-Dalmatia County PharmacySplitCroatia
  3. 3.University of Split, Faculty of Science, Department of ChemistrySplitCroatia

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