Pinoresinol and syringaresinolTwo lignans from Avicennia germinans (Avicenniaceae)

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  • Hazel Sharp(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • David Thomas(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Felicity Currie(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Colin Bright(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Zahid Latif(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Satyajit D. Sarker(Author)
    The Robert Gordon University
  • Robert Nash(Author)
    Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001
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Avicennia germinans (L.) L. (Family: Avicenniaceae alt. Verbenaceae), commonly known as “black mangrove” is widely distributed in West Africa, and North and South America (USDA-ARS GRIN database, 1999). Plant material was collected from Costa Rica and supplied by Biotics Limited, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. A voucher specimen (MNL10040) has been retained at the herbarium of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth, UK.


  • Avicennia germinans, Avicenniaceae, Verbenaceae, Lignan, Pinoresinol, Syringaresinol, Chemotaxonomy