Secoiridoids and Xanthones in the genus Centaurium.


Overground parts of Centaurium spicatum (L.) Fritsch (Gentianaceae) from two different habitats have been investigated on their content of Secoiridoid glucosides. Sweroside (I), Swertiamarin (II) and gentiopicrin (III) (= gentiopicroside) have been identified. In plant material of C. spicatum from both habitats sweroside is the major compound. In plant… (More)