Selliguea feei

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Selliguea feei
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Polypodium vulcanucun en Gnaphalium javanicum op de Gedé Java TMnr 10006101.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
(unranked): Eupolypods I
Family: Polypodiaceae
Genus: Selliguea
Species: S. feei
Binomial name
Selliguea feei
Bory, Dict. class. 6: 588 (1824)

Polypodium vulcanucum

Selliguea feei is a plant species belonging to the Selliguea genus. This fern can be collected in Indonesia.[1] The species name feei commemorates the botanist Antoine Laurent Apollinaire Fée.


Selligueain A is an A type proanthocyanidin trimer and a sweetener that can be extracted from the rhizome of the plant.[1]

Kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside-7-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside, a known bitter-tasting flavonoid glycoside, (-)-4β-carboxymethyl epiafzelechin (3'-deoxydryopteric acid), epiafzelechin-(4β→8, 2β→O→7)-epiafzelechin-(4β→8)-3'-deoxydryopteric acid methyl ester (selligueain B), and (+)-afzelechin-O-β-4'-D-glucopyranoside were also isolated from the rhizomes of Selliguea feei.[2]


  1. ^ a b Baek, NI; Chung, MS; Shamon, L; Kardono, LB; Tsauri, S; Padmawinata, K; Pezzuto, JM; Soejarto, DD; Kinghorn, AD (1993). "Selligueain A, a novel highly sweet proanthocyanidin from the rhizomes of Selliguea feei". Journal of Natural Products. 56 (9): 1532–8. PMID 8254348. doi:10.1021/np50099a011. 
  2. ^ Baek, Nam-In; Kennelly, Edward J.; Kardono, Leonardus B.S.; Tsauri, Soefjan; Padmawinata, Kosasih; Doel Soejarto, D.; Douglas Kinghorn, A. (1994). "Flavonoids and a proanthocyanidin from rhizomes of Selliguea feei". Phytochemistry. 36 (2): 513–8. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)97105-X. INIST:3300075. 

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