Calystegines in wild and cultivated Erythroxylum species.

  title={Calystegines in wild and cultivated Erythroxylum species.},
  author={Andrea Brock and Stefan Bieri and Philippe Christen and Birgit Dr{\"a}ger},
  volume={66 11},
Calystegines were identified in the genus Erythroxylum for the first time. Erythroxylum novogranatense var. novogranatense, a species cultivated for cocaine production, contained 0.2% total calystegines in dry leaves. Forty six Erythroxylum herbarium species consisting mostly of leaf tissue were analysed for calystegines, and 38 were found positive. Calystegines were compared qualitatively and quantitatively between individual Erythroxylum species. Calystegines A(3) and B(2) were the major… CONTINUE READING


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