Eucalyptus globoidea

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
White Stringybark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. globoidea
Binomial name
Eucalyptus globoidea
Blakely
Synonyms

Eucalyptus yangoura Blakely
Eucalyptus deformis Blakely

Eucalyptus globoidea, known by the common name White Stringybark, is a tree native to eastern Australia. It has thick, fibrous bark usually colored light gray over reddish brown. It is also known for its distinctive glossy green leaves in its adult life. It favors warm humid to sub-humid climates and whitish flowers from April to June in its native Australia.

The tree was first described by naturalist W. F. Blakely in 1927.

Globoidnan A is a lignan found in E. globoidea. This molecule has been found to inhibit the action of HIV integrase,[1] an enzyme which is responsible for the introduction of HIV viral RNA into a host's cellular DNA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ovenden SP, Yu J, Wan SS, et al. (2004). "Globoidnan A: a lignan from Eucalyptus globoidea inhibits HIV integrase". Phytochemistry. 65 (24): 3255–9. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2004.10.006. PMID 15561191.