Totarol, totaradiol and ferruginol: three diterpenes from Thuja plicata (Cupressaceae)

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  • Hazel Sharp(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Zahid Latif(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Barbara Bartholomew(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Colin Bright(Author)
    Molecular Nature Limited
  • Chris D. Jones(Author)
    Forest Research
  • Satyajit D. Sarker(Author)
    The Robert Gordon University
  • Robert Nash(Author)
    Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research
Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001
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Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don (Family: Cupressaceae), commonly known as “western red-cedar” is an ornamental plant from North America, widely distributed in Alberta and British Columbia of Canada, and Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington of the USA (USDA-ARS GRIN database, 2000). Plant material was collected during May 1998 from Beddgelert Forest plots in north Wales and a voucher specimen (IG147) for this collection has been retained at the herbarium of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER), Aberystwyth, Wales, UK