Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 198, Issue 3–4, pp 287–290 | Cite as

Chemotaxonomic features of iridoids occurring inVerbenoxylum reitzii (Verbenaceae)

  • Gilsane Lino von Poser
  • Claude Moulis
  • Marcos Sobral
  • Amélia T. Henriques
Short communication


The familyVerbenaceae sensu stricto is chemically characterized by the accumulation of 10-hydroxy or 8α-methyl-8β-hydroxy derivatives of 4-carboxylated iridoids compounds. The former were supposed to be characteristic of some genera of tribeLantaneae, once were never found in another tribe. This paper reports the occurrence of theviridoside (10-hydroxy-iridoid) in leaves ofVerbenoxylum reitzii (tribeCitharexyleae) and its taxonomic implication.

Key words

Verbenaceae Verbenoxylum Citharexylum Iridoids theviridoside theveside chemotaxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilsane Lino von Poser
    • 1
  • Claude Moulis
    • 2
  • Marcos Sobral
    • 1
  • Amélia T. Henriques
    • 1
  1. 1.Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências FarmacêuticasFaculdade de Farmácia, UFRGSPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Faculté des Sciences PharmaceutiquesUniversité Toulouse IIIToulouseFrance

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