Natural products chemistry of the mangrove species Avicennia spp. - Review and new data

Author(s): Gerd Liebezeit

The genus Avicennia is one of the major plant components of mangrove ecosystems being present worldwide. This review of natural products chemistry of the genus summarises the presently available information on n-alkanes, n-alcohols, fatty acids, terpenoids, steroids, lignans, phenylpropanoids and phenolic compounds. Furthermore, compounds involved in salt tolerance are considered. New data for an Avicennia alba specimen fromE Sumatra, Indonesia, are included.

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