Studies on plant mucilages

Part III. Mucilage from the tubers ofCurculigo orchioides
  • P. S. Rao
  • R. M. Beri


The mucilage from the tubers ofCurculigo orchioides Gaertn. is constituted from mannose, glucose and glucuronic acid in the molecular ratio of 6:9:10. It is present to an extent of 8·12 per cent.

The results of a proximate analysis of the root powder are also given.


Xylose Mannose Uronic Acid Glucuronic Acid Phenylhydrazine 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1951

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Rao
    • 1
  • R. M. Beri
    • 1
  1. 1.Forest Research InstituteDehra Dun

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