Floral scent composition of nine Oriental × Trumpet hybrid lilies
Lily is one of the most important ornamental crops in the world. OT (Oriental × Trumpet) hybrids have showy flowers and strong scents. We collected floral volatiles by headspace adsorption during the night (21:00-23:00) and analyzed them by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry using direct thermal desorption. The results demonstrated that monoterpenoids and benzenoids dominated the floral scents. The major scent compounds were 1,8-cineole, (E)-β-ocimene, methyl benzoate, and linalool. α-Pinene, sabinene, β-pinene, myrcene, and limonene were emitted as minor compounds. It is speculated that these scented OT hybrids may have inherited their floral scents from both parents.
Kong, Y., Lang, L., Bai, J., Dou, X. and Wang, N. (2016). Floral scent composition of nine Oriental × Trumpet hybrid lilies. Acta Hortic. 1127, 425-430
flower fragrance, Orientals, Trumpets, 1,8-cineole, ocimene