The essential oil of Anemia tomentosa (Savigny) Sw. var. anthriscifolia (Schrad.) Mickel

Hector R. Juliani, Julio A. Zygadlo, Raquel Scrivanti, Elias de la Sota, James E. Simon

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The essential oil composition of the aerial parts of Anemia tomentosa var. anthriscifolia (Anemiaceae) was characterized by GC-MS. Total volatile oil yield extracted by steam distillation was 0.2% dry weight basis. The volatile oil was composed mainly of sesquiterpenes (75%, as the relative percentage of the total essential oil) with lower amounts of monoterpenes (15%); no phenylpropanoids were detected. The sesquiterpenes were composed mainly of oxygenated components (67%), including α-bisabolol (51%), spathulenol (1%), caryophyllene oxide (3%), α-bisaboloxide (1%) and 14-hydroxy-9-epi-(E)-caryophyllene (1%). The monoterpenes were dominated by neral (5%) and geranial (7%), with lower amounts of α-pinene, camphene, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, 1,8-cineole and pinocarveol. This is the first report of the essential oil accumulation (0.2%) and volatile composition in the aromatic fern A. tomentosa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalFlavour and Fragrance Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)


  • Anemia tomentosa
  • Anemiaceae
  • Doradilla
  • Essential oil
  • Fern
  • Medicinal plant
  • Pteridophytes
  • Sesquiterpenes
  • α-bisabolol


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