American Journal of Essential Oil and Natural Products

 

Volume 1, Issue 3

Chemical composition of the floral essential oil of Tabernaemontana longipes from Monteverde, Costa Rica

 

Author(s): William N. Setzer

Abstract: The floral essential oil of Tabernaemontana longipes Donn. Sm. (Apocynaceae) from Monteverde, Costa Rica, was isolated by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry.  The floral oil was dominated by the monoterpene (E)-β-ocimene (30.0%), the sesquiterpene germacrene D (12.5%), and the normal alkane heneicosane (12.9%).

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