Chemataxonomic researches in higher plants. XV Carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in the leaves of Cannabis sativa L.

  • Gavrila NEAMTU University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Gh. ILLYES University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
  • Ecaterina POP University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Manastur St., 400372 Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: carotenoid pigments, chlorophyll, Cannabis sativa

Abstract

In the leaves of Cannabis sativa L. were found the following carotenoid pigments: β-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, violaxanthin, neoxanthin and β-cryptoxanthin. The ratio between the content of β-carotene and lutein - which are the principal foliar carotenoids - was supraunitary, a feature that might be used as a chemotaxonomic criterion. It is worth to be mentioned the relatively high content of zeaxanthin and β-cryptoxanthin in comparison with the level of these pigments in the leaves of most higher plants. The ratio between the content of chlorophyll a and b was of 2,17.

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Published
1981-08-05
How to Cite
NEAMTU, G., ILLYES, G., & POP, E. (1981). Chemataxonomic researches in higher plants. XV Carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in the leaves of Cannabis sativa L. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 11(1), 57-60. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha111144
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