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Intraspecies chemical variability of the essential oil of Ledum palustre


The compositions of the essential oils of marsh tea,Ledum palustre L., from the southern regions of Tomsk, Transbaikalia and Amur province, and also from the southern part of the island of Sakhalin have been analyzed in detail. The results obtained indicate the sharply pronounced intraspecies chemical variability of this plant. In addition to the chemotype of march tea with myrcene as a macrocomponent which is widely distributed in the European part of the USSR, another three chemotypes with the macrocomponents limonene, sabinen, and p-cymene have been revealed.

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Tomsk State Medical Institute. Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry, Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Translated from Khimiya Prirodnykh Soedinenii, No. 4, pp. 472–480, July–August, 1990.

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Belousova, N.I., Khan, V.A. & Berezovskaya, T.P. Intraspecies chemical variability of the essential oil of Ledum palustre. Chem Nat Compd 26, 398–405 (1990).

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  • Organic Chemistry
  • Southern Region
  • Limonene
  • European Part
  • Myrcene