Economic Botany

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 166–173 | Cite as

Alkaloid yields ofVeratrum fimbriatum as influenced by site, season and other factors

  • Carl A. Taylor


Alkaloid content ofVeratrum fimbriatum is much greater during rapid growth in early spring than the rest of the year. Top growth at the expense of stored food reserves did not deplete alkaloids. Individual plants were in two categories regarding high or low percentage alkaloid producers.


Alkaloid Economic Botany Crown Diameter Site Versus Alkaloid Yield 


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© The New York Botanical Garden 1956

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl A. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Riker Laboratories. Inc.Los Angeles

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