Lycopodium magellanicum

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Lycopodium magellanicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Lycopodiophyta
Class: Lycopodiopsida
Order: Lycopodiales
Family: Lycopodiaceae
Genus: Lycopodium
Species: L. magellanicum
Binomial name
Lycopodium magellanicum

Lycopodium magellanicum is a species of club moss that falls into the Lycopodium genus. A number of natural products have been isolated from this plant, including magellanine, magellaninone, panticuline, acetyldihydrolycopodine, acetylfawcettiine, clavolonine (8b-hydroxylycopodine), deacetylfawcettiine, fawcettiine, lycopodine, lycodine, alpha-obscurine (2,3-dihydro-b-obscurine), and beta-obscurine.[1] Some of the molecules within this class are known inhibitors of Acetylcholinesterase (AChE). [2]


  1. ^ Isolation of Magellanine Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 1976, 54:(18) 2893-2899.
  2. ^ Review of Lycopodium alkaloids Nat. Prod. Rep.,2004, 21, 752-772.