Black Flower Coloration in Wild Lisianthius nigrescens: Its Chemistry and Ecological Consequences

@article{Markham2004BlackFC,
  title={Black Flower Coloration in Wild Lisianthius nigrescens: Its Chemistry and Ecological Consequences},
  author={Kenneth R. Markham and Stephen J. Bloor and Rob Nicholson and Raul Rivera and Melvin Shemluck and Peter G. Kevan and Charles Duncan Michener},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Naturforschung C},
  year={2004},
  volume={59},
  pages={625 - 630}
}
Abstract The major pigments responsible for the flower color within the black flowered Gentianaceae, Lisianthius nigrescens, were characterized by HPLC and chemical analyses. HPLC analysis showed one major and one minor anthocyanin and 3 major and 3 minor flavone glycosides. The anthocyanins [delphinidin-3-O-rhamnol(1-6)galactoside and its 5-O-glucoside] comprised an extraordinary 24% of the dry weight of wild collected L. nigrescens corallas, and were accompanied in a 1:1 ratio by a range of… Expand
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