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Infraspecific variation of foliage terpenes of Podocarpus hallii
- Clarke, D.B., Weavers, R.T., Perry, N.B.
- The Journal of essential oil research 2003 v.15 no.4 pp. 234-237
- Podocarpus, leaves, essential oils, chemical composition, diterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, geographical variation, New Zealand
- A detailed study of the levels of sesquiterpenoids and diterpenoids in essential oils from 36 specimens of Podocarpus hallii from two populations has revealed considerable infraspecific variation both within and between populations. The unusual tetracyclic diterpene laurenene, which has previously been encountered only in Podocarpus totara and Dacrydium cupressinum, was found at low levels in several of the samples.