Pinoresinol and syringaresinol: Two lignans from Avicennia germinans (Avicenniaceae)

Hazel J. Sharp, David Thomas, Felicity Currie, Colin Bright, Zahid Latif, Satyajit D. Sarker, Robert J. Nash

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001


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


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