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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A
Chemical variation in essential oil constituents of Platonia insignis Mart. From North of Brazil

Adalgisa da Silva Alvarez, Maria das Graças Bichara Zoghbi

Platonia insignis (Clusiaceae), a native tree of Amazon produces fruit largely used in some food. Although extensively research on free fatty acids and volatiles of the pulp, shell and seeds, no paper was encountered concerning volatiles from the leaves of this species. Essential-oil samples were extracted from fifteen individual plants of Platonia insignis from representative wild populations from three municipalities in the Northeastern Pará, Brazil, and investigated by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and gas chromatography/flame ionization detector (GC/FID). The results of the oil compositions were processed by Hierarchical Component Analysis (HCA) allowing establishment of two groups of essential oils differentiated by the content of β-caryophyllene (Cluster I), and α-selinene/β-selinene (Cluster II). HCA also distinguished the oils taken from the Mosqueiro Island from the oils from Bragança and Santo Antonio do Tauá during the dry and rainy Amazonian seasons.
Hierarchical Component Analysis (HCA) of Platonia insignis plants collected from three populations from North of Brazil, in the dry and yet Amazon seasons. B1d-B5d = Bragança-dry season, B1r- B5r = Bragança-rainy season; S1d-S5d = São Caetano de Odivelasdry season; S1r-S5r = São Caetano de Odivelas-rainy season, M1d- M5d = Mosqueiro-dry season; M1r-M5r = Mosqueiro-rainy season.
Fig.: Hierarchical Component Analysis (HCA) of Platonia insignis plants collected from three populations from North of Brazil, in the dry and yet Amazon seasons. B1d-B5d = Bragança-dry season, B1r- B5r = Bragança-rainy season; S1d-S5d = São Caetano de Odivelasdry season; S1r-S5r = São Caetano de Odivelas-rainy season, M1d- M5d = Mosqueiro-dry season; M1r-M5r = Mosqueiro-rainy season.
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How to cite this article:
Adalgisa da Silva Alvarez, Maria das Graças Bichara Zoghbi. Chemical variation in essential oil constituents of Platonia insignis Mart. From North of Brazil. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2015; 3(3): 01-08.
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