Lignans from Cupressus lusitanica (Cupressaceae)

Sally Cowan, Barbara Bartholomew, Alison A. Watson, Colin Bright, Zahid Latif, Satyajit D. Sarker, Robert J. Nash

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Cupressus lusitanica Mill. (Family: Cupressaceae), commonly known as ‘Mexican cypress’ or ‘Cedar-of-Goa', is an ornamental plant found extensively in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, and also in other parts of 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 of this collection (MNL9606) has been retained at the herbarium of the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth, UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001


  • Cupressus lusitanica
  • Cupressaceae
  • Lignan
  • Arctigenin
  • Matairesinol
  • Chemotaxonomy


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