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Two new prenylated flavones, artoindonesianins Z-1 (1) and Z-2 (2), together with two other known prenylated flavones, artobiloxantone (3) and cycloartobiloxanthone (4), had been isolated and identified from the chloroform extract of the tree bark of Artocarpus lanceifolius. The structures of these compounds were determined based on spectroscopic data, including UV, IR, 1-D and 2-D NMR, and mass spectra. The significance of the presence of the isolated compounds to the chemotaxonomy of Artocarpus is briefly discussed.

A continuing study on the phytochemical constituents of Garcinia atroviridis Griff ex T. Anders (Guttiferae) has led to the isolation of a new prenylated hydroquinone from the roots of the plant. The compound has been elucidated to be 4-methylhydroatrovirinone, primarily by the use of gradient NMR and mass spectroscopy. The roots also yielded the known morelloflavone and its 7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, fukugiside, together with 14-cis-docosenoic