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Analysis of Leaf Oils from a Eucalyptus Species Trial


Li, H and Madden, JL, Analysis of Leaf Oils from a Eucalyptus Species Trial, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 23, (2) pp. 167-177. ISSN 0305-1978 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0305-1978(94)00087-W


The volatile leaf oils were analysed from adult leaves of five Eucalyptus species growing in a common environment. The trial consisted of two provenances of the species E. globulus and one provenance each of E. nitens and E. denticulata from the southern blue gum group and two provenances each of the species E. delegatensis and E. regnans from the ash group. Oil yields from adult leaves of E. nitens (0.7% dry wt.) and E. denticulata (0.8%) were markedly lower than those from the other three species (3.0-6.1%). Volatile leaf oils of E. delegatensis and E. regnans were rich in α- and β-phellandrene, cis- and trans-p-menth-2-en-1-ol, while E. regnans was also rich in α-, β- and γ-eudesmol. In contrast, volatile leaf oils of E. globulus were rich in 1,8-cineole and α-pinene and E. denticulata rich in γ-terpinene and p-cymene. Oil composition of E. nitens was intermediate between E. globulus and E. denticulata. Differences in oil yield and oil composition between species indicated a strong genetic basis for these variables. © 1995.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Other plant production and plant primary products
Objective Field:Other plant production and plant primary products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Li, H (Mr Hong Li)
UTAS Author:Madden, JL (Dr John Madden)
ID Code:5022
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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