Erythrina Alkaloids

  • A. H. Jackson
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


The Erythrina genus consists of a range of some 108 species of magnificent orange or red-flowered trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. These are widely distributed throughout the tropical and semi-tropical regions of the world, and several of the more common species are used for decorative purposes in gardens and city streets. Largely through the efforts of the late Dr. B.A. Krukoff, the genus has been fully classified into 5 sub-genera and 26 sub-sections on the basis of the characters of the flowers, fruits and inflorescence. (Krukoff and Bamaby 1974).


Alkaloid Content Phenol Oxidation Isoquinoline Alkaloid Alkaloid Fraction Field Ionization Mass Spectrometry 
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  • A. H. Jackson
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity CollegeCardiffUK

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