anthocyanins...pt 2

Tim Holton florigene at werple.mira.net.au
Tue Feb 20 02:58:08 EST 1996


In article <4g0b57$5qk at cloner2.ix.netcom.com>, clanks at ix.netcom.com(John
Clancy ) wrote:

> hi, it's me again...i got a lot of great feedback with my last post,
> and i really appreciate it.
> i have another question ::wince..sorry!:: : does anyone know the exact
> anthocyanins that are found in african violets?
> 
> thanks yet again,
> katie

African violets produce anthocyanidin-3-rutinoside-5-glucosides (see
Khokar et al., HortScience 17: 810-811, 1982).  Blue-flowered cultivars
contain malvidin-3-rutinoside-5-glucoside; red/pink flowers contain
peonidin-3-rutinoside-5-glucoside and/or
pelargonidin-3-rutinoside-5-glucoside.

Tim



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