Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The results of detailed chemical investigations carrried out on seeds of Costus speciosus (Koen.) Sm. from Dehra Dum have shown a yield of 6.0% of a sweet smelling fatty oil which may find use in perfume industries. This fatty oil on gas liquid chromatographic analysis showed 55.97% palmitic acid and 23.75% oleic acid besides other fatty acids. The defatted seeds contained 1.91% diosgenin (an important raw material for synthesis of steroidal hormones) and three sugars i.e., glucose, galactose and rhamnose.

Authors: Suri, R. K.; Jain, P. P.; Sharma, B. K.

Journal: Indian Forester

Year: 1986

Volume: 112

Page: 135-138

UID: BCI:BCI198783063571

Genus Species Data Points
Costus speciosus 7
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