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

    • Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/seca/030/01/0015-0022

    • 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
    • Dates

       
  •  

© 2021-2022 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.