Floral Pigments from Bombax Insigne: an Endemic Tree Species of East-Asia

Authors(3) :-N. B. Yemul, D. B. Borude, A. N. Chandore

Bombax L. belonging to the family Malvaceae (Bombacaceae) and distributed throughout the world. It is represented by two species B. ceiba L. (syn. B. malabaricum DC.) and B. insigne Wall. B. insigne is restricted to East Asia. There are two populations of B. insigne, one with scarlet flowers and another with cream yellow flowers. Flavonoids are responsible for the pigmentation of flowers in two populations of B. insigne. The population with scarlet flowers contain anthocyanin as flowering pigment and lacks anthoxanthin. While population with cream yellow flowers bears anthoxathin as flowering pigment and lacks anthocyanin completely.

Authors and Affiliations

N. B. Yemul
Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
D. B. Borude
Department of Botany, Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College, Rajapur- 416 702. District- Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
A. N. Chandore

Bombax, Flavonoids, anthocyanin, anthoxathin

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 387-389
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184572
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

N. B. Yemul, D. B. Borude, A. N. Chandore, " Floral Pigments from Bombax Insigne: an Endemic Tree Species of East-Asia", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.387-389, March-April-2018.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST184572

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