• Chemical investigation of Indian lichens - Part VIII. Some lichens growing on sandal trees (Ramalina tayloriana andRoccella montagnei)

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    • Keywords


      Carotenoid; Petroleum Ether; Acetone Extract; Usnic Acid; Petroleum Ether Extract

    • Abstract


      Ramalina tayloriana, a lichen growing on sandal-wood trees is considered to produce adverse effect on the trees both by physical injury caused by the hold fasts and by means of its toxic components, usnic and sekikaic acids which are found to be toxic to fish.Roccella montagnei appears to have no such effect. It is found to be rich in β-carotene. Convenient methods of separating the various components of these lichens are described.

    • Author Affiliations


      T R Seshadri1 S Sankara Subramanian1

      1. Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Andhra University, Waltair
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