An overview on Genus chlorophytum

Author(s): Vijai Lakshmi, Ashok Kumar Srivastava, Abbas Ali Mahdi, Santosh Kumar Agarwal

The genus Chlorophytum (Liliaceae) comprises about 200 species and is distributed mainly in tropical and subtropical countries. It is represented in India by about 15 species, which occur mostly in peninsular India. They are mainly cultivated for their ornamental flowers. Several bioactive compounds have been isolated and characterized from Chlorophytum genus. The present review will focus on the secondary metabolites isolated and characterized from the genus and their biological activities.

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