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Epicuticular Leaf Wax of Euphorbia dendroides L., Euphorbiaceae

Paul-Gerhard Gülz, Herbert Hemmers, Jutta Bodden and Franz-Josef Marner

Quantity and composition of epicuticular leaf wax of Euphorbia dendroides L. was examined. The wax contained rt-alkanes, wax esters, aldehydes, fatty acids and primary alcohols. In addition to these common epicuticular wax constituents several triterpenoids and benzoic acid esters were found. The triterpenols β-amyrin and lupeol occurred free as well as esterified with long chain fatty acids. The ketones Δ 12-oleanen-3-one and lupen-3-one have also been identified.

Received: 1986-9-22
Revised: 1986-11-14
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1987-3-1

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