Fatty acid composition of leaf lipids of some Alchemilla L. (Rosaceae) species from Northeast Anatolia (Turkey)

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Ayaz F. A., Hayirlioglu-Ayaz S., BEYAZOGLU O.

GRASAS Y ACEITES, no.5, pp.341-344, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.3989/gya.1999.v50.i5.676
  • Journal Name: GRASAS Y ACEITES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-344
  • Keywords: Alchemilla L-(Rosaceae), fatty acid, leave, taxonomy, Turkey, CULTIVARS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Fatty acid composition of total leaf lipids of 23 species from five series of the genus Alchemilla L. was studied by GC. Fatty acids identified and quantified are C 12:0, C 14:0, C 16:0, C 18:0, C 20:0, C 22:0, C 24:0, C 26:0 and C 28:0 as saturated, and C 16:1, C 18:1, C 18:2 and C 18.3 as unsaturated with the major fatty acids C 18:2 and C 18:3. The highest content of fatty acid was quantified in A. hirtipedicellata (78.34%) for ser. Elatae, A. erytropoda (68.74%) for set. Pubescentes, A. rizensis (76.47%) for ser. Sericeae, A. dura (73.94%) for ser. Calycinae and A. pseudocartalinica (74.58%) for ser. Vulgares. The C 18:1 acid was determined in trace amounts while C 20:0, C 22:0, C 24:0 and C 28:0 acids were not determined in most of these species. Taxonomic value and phylogenetic implications of results are discussed.