Aglaia silvestris

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Aglaia silvestris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Aglaia
Species: A. silvestris
Binomial name
Aglaia silvestris
(M.Roemer) Merr.

Aglaia silvestris is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. It is found in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. The fruits and twigs contain silvestrol and episilvestrol.[1]


  1. ^ Hwang, Bang Yeon; Su, Bao-Ning; Chai, Heebyung; Mi, Qiuwen; Kardono, Leonardus B. S.; Afriastini, Johar J.; Riswan, Soedarsono; Santarsiero, Bernard D.; Mesecar, Andrew D.; Wild, Robert; Fairchild, Craig R.; Vite, Gregory D.; Rose, William C.; Farnsworth, Norman R.; Cordell, Geoffrey A.; Pezzuto, John M.; Swanson, Steven M.; Kinghorn, A. Douglas (2004). "Silvestrol and Episilvestrol, Potential Anticancer Rocaglate Derivatives from Aglaia silvestris". The Journal of Organic Chemistry. 69 (10): 3350–8. doi:10.1021/jo040120f. PMID 15132542. 

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