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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.
N. B. Yemul, D. B. Borude, 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.
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