CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS OF CUPRESSUS DUPREZIANA CAMUS GROWING IN TUNISIA

K. El Hamrouni, M. Neffati, M.L. Khouja, M. Boussaid, N. Akrimi, L. Toumi
The chemical composition of essential oils obtained by hydro-distillation of leaves, wood and cones of Cupressus dupreziana (Cupressaceae) was analyzed by GC and GC/MS. Thirty-one constituents were identified. Monoterpenes constitute the main chemical groups in the oils from the three organs. The species is an α-pinene (67.2%)/sabinene (9.1%) chemotype. However, different chemotypes were observed in the oil extracted from leaves where α-pinene (55.7%) and α-amorphene (9.4%) were found to predominate. A significant variation between organs was observed. The main components, differentiating between the three organs, are camphene, β-pinene, sabinene and myrcene.
El Hamrouni, K., Neffati, M., Khouja, M.L., Boussaid, M., Akrimi, N. and Toumi, L. (2013). CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE ESSENTIAL OILS OF CUPRESSUS DUPREZIANA CAMUS GROWING IN TUNISIA. Acta Hortic. 997, 235-241
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.997.30
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.997.30
Cupressaceae, terpenoids, chemotype, hydrodistillation
English

Acta Horticulturae