Balanophora japonica

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Balanophora japonica
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Santalales
Family: Balanophoraceae
Genus: Balanophora
B. japonica
Binomial name
Balanophora japonica
Makino 1902

Balania japonica (Makino) Tiegh.

Balanophora japonica (Japanese:ツチトリモチ; Chinese:日本蛇菰) is a plant species in the genus Balanophora found in Japan.

Balanophonin is a neo-lignan that can be found in B. japonica.[1] It also contains ellagitannins, lignan glycosides,[2] caffeoyl, coumaroyl, galloyl, hexahydroxydiphenoyl glucoses[3] and the hydrolyzable tannins balanophotannin D, E, F and G that contain an oxidized hexahydroxydiphenoyl (HHDP) group.[4]


  1. ^ Balanophonin, a new neo-lignan from Balanophora japonica Makino, Haruna Mitsumasa, Koube Tomoko, Ito Kazuo and Murata Hiroyuki, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 25-04-1982, 30(4), pages 1525-1527 (abstract)
  2. ^ Ellagitannins and lignan glycosides from Balanophora japonica (Balanophoraceae). Jiang ZH, Tanaka T, Iwata H, Sakamoto S, Hirose Y and Kouno I, Chem Pharm Bull, March 2005, volume 53, issue 3, pages 339-341, PMID 15744112
  3. ^ Caffeoyl, coumaroyl, galloyl, and hexahydroxydiphenoyl glucoses from Balanophora japonica. Jiang ZH, Hirose Y, Iwata H, Sakamoto S, Tanaka T and Kouno I, Chem Pharm Bull, July 2001, volume 49, issue 7, pages 887-892, PMID 11456097
  4. ^ Cytotoxic hydrolyzable tannins from Balanophora japonica. Zhi-Hong Jiang, Xiao-Yun Wen, Takashi Tanaka, Shao-Yu Wu, Zhongqiu Liu, Hiromi Iwata, Yoko Hirose, Shuguang Wu and Isao Kouno, Journal of Natural Products, 01-04-2008, PMID 18302336

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