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Sci. Pharm. 2008, 76(4), 743-750; doi:10.3797/scipharm.0810-25 (registering DOI)

Phenolics as Chemosystematic Markers in and for the Genus Crepis (Asteraceae, Cichorieae)

Institut für Pharmazie, Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Received: 28 October 2008 / Accepted: 27 November 2008 / Published: 28 November 2008
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Abstract

In contrast to the huge variety of sesquiterpene lactones reported, only a limited number of flavonoids and phenolic acids are known from the genus Crepis. Compounds detected in the course of this investigation encompass flavonoids luteolin, luteolin 7-O-glucoside, luteolin 7-O-gentiobioside, luteolin 7-O-glucuronide, and luteolin 4’-O-glucoside and caffeic acid derivatives chlorogenic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid, caffeoyltartaric acid, and cichoric acid. The spectrum of compounds found in the flowering heads of plants of the genus Crepis are useful chemosystematic markers both to differentiate between species and to characterize the genus and help delimiting it from morphologically similar genera within the Cichorieae tribe of the Asteraceae family.
Keywords: Crepis; Asteraceae; Flavonoids; Caffeic Acid Derivatives; Chemosystematics Crepis; Asteraceae; Flavonoids; Caffeic Acid Derivatives; Chemosystematics
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ZIDORN, C.; SCHUBERT, B.; STUPPNER, H. Phenolics as Chemosystematic Markers in and for the Genus Crepis (Asteraceae, Cichorieae)
. Sci. Pharm. 2008, 76, 743-750.

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