American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products
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ISSN: 2321-9114, ICV 2016: 79.57

American Journal of Essential Oils and Natural Products

2014, Vol. 1 Issue 3, Part A

Volatile components of organ pipe cactus, Stenocereus thurberi Engelm., growing in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

AUTHOR(S): Cynthia R. Wright, William N. Setzer
ABSTRACT:The essential oils of Stenocereus thurberi Engelm. (Cactaceae) growing wild in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and cultivated at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum were obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry. The oil compositions were markedly different. The oil composition of S. thurberi from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument was dominated by alkenes and alkanes along with 2.8% lapachol. S. thurberi cultivated at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, on the other hand, was dominated by carboxylic acids. Octanoic acid comprised 41.7% of the total Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum specimen volatile oil and was devoid of lapachol. These differences may be attributed to differences in rainfall, temperature, and the soil content of the two Sonoran Desert locations.
Pages: 19-22  |  683 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Cynthia R. Wright, William N. Setzer. Volatile components of organ pipe cactus, Stenocereus thurberi Engelm., growing in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. 2014; 1(3): 19-22.
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