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Structure and antifungal activity of hircinol, loroglossol and orchinol

  • Author(s): Fisch, MH
  • Flick, BH
  • Arditti, J
  • et al.

The structure of hircinol, a phytoalexin isolated from Loroglossum hircinum has been established as 2, 5-dihydroxy-4-methoxy-9,10-dihydrophenanthrene. This phytoalexin, the second to be identified in the Orchidaceae, is less effective than orchinol, and its isomeric co-metabolite, loroglossol, 5-hydroxy-2,4-dimethyoxy-9,10-dihydrophenanthrene, is inactive. © 1973.

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