Gnetins in Welwitschia

Arlete P. Lins, Massayoshi Yoshida, Otto R. Gottlieb, Hugo E. Gottlieb, Klaus Kubitzki

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A wood sample of Welwitschia mirabilis is reported to contain nerolidol and para‐hydroxybenzaldehyde, besides two dehydroresveratrol dimers gnetins F and G and two dehydroresveratrol trimers gnetins H and I for which structures are proposed. Other oxidative resveratrol oligomers, gnetins A, B, C, D and E, have been isolated previously from three Amazonian Gnetum species. These facts provide welcome evidence for the discussion of relationships within the Gnetatae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-748
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin des Societes Chimiques Belges
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 1986


  • Gnetatae
  • Index‐Welwitschia mirabilis
  • chemosystematics.
  • gnetins
  • oxidative resveratrol oligomers


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