Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 203, Issue 1–2, pp 83–89 | Cite as

Biflavonoid differentiation in sixBartramia species (Bartramiaceae, Musci)

  • José Antonio López-Sáez


The occurrence of eight biflavones belonging to the biluteolin series, the apigenin-luteolin series and the 2,3-dihydro-biluteolin series, and one monomeric flavone with an acid group, was investigated in six taxa ofBartramia with emphasis on sect.Ithyphyllae. The variation of biflavone profiles contributes to the characterization of theBartramia species studied; substitution patterns signalize relevance also on the sectional level. Based upon the flavonoid composition,Bartramia afro-ithyphylla is suggested to be transferred from sect.Ithyphyllae to sect.Bartramia of the genusBartramia.

Key words

Bryophyta Musci Bartramiaceae Bartramia Flavonoids biflavones chemotaxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Antonio López-Sáez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Biología Vegetal I, Facultad de Ciencias BiológicasCiudad Universitaria s/n, Universidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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