Chemical Composition of Essential Oil of Limonium bonduellei
The genus Limonium Mill. (Plumbaginaceae) is represented by approximately 150 species, the largest number of which is found in the arid regions of the western Mediterranean basin [1, 2]. All species are facultative halophytes and prefer saline soils .
Limonium bonduellei (T. Lestib.) Kuntze  (synonym: Statice bonduellei T. Lestib. , Limonium sinuatum (L.) Mill. subsp. bonduellei (T. Lestib.) Sauvage & Vindt ) is endemic to northern Sahara and is an annual herb characterized by a conspicuous yellow calyx, petals often appearing rigid with hard diaspore wings and extensions [5, 7].
This work deals with the essential oil composition of Limonium bonduellei grown in the Algerian northern Sahara, which was never previously studied.
The essential oil of the air-dried parts of L. bonduelleiwas extracted by steam distillation...
The authors gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (CNEPRU projects), Algeria, for financial support.
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