Bulbophyllum reptans

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Bulbophyllum reptans
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Bulbophyllum reptans

Bulbophyllum reptans is a species of orchid in the genus Bulbophyllum.

B. reptans contains the phenanthrenediol gymnopusin[1] (2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,9-trimethoxyphenanthrene), the phenanthrenes confusarin (2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,8-trimethoxyphenanthrene), 2,7-dihydroxy-3,4,6-trimethoxyphenanthrene and its 9,10-dihydro derivative, flavanthrinin (2,7-dihydroxy-4-methoxyphenanthrene) and its 9,10-dihydro derivative (coelonin), 3,3′-dihydroxy-5-methoxybibenzyl (batatasin-III), cirrhopetalanthrin (2,2′,7,7′-tetrahydroxy-4,4′-dimethoxy-1,1′-biphenanthryl), its 9,9′,10,10′-tetrahydro derivative (flavanthrin) and the dimeric phenanthrenes reptanthrin and isoreptanthrin.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kovacs, Phytochemistry, 69, (2008), 1084
  2. ^ Dimeric phenanthrenes from the orchid Bulbophyllum reptans. P.L Majumder, S Pal and S Majumder, Phytochemistry, Volume 50, Issue 5, 10 March 1999, Pages 891–897, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(98)00609-8