Structure and antifungal activity of hircinol, loroglossol and orchinol
- Author(s): Fisch, MH;
- Flick, BH;
- Arditti, J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/0031-9422(73)80036-6
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.