Cycloartane-type sapogenins and their glycosides from Curculigo orchioides

Jun Ping Xu, Ren Sheng Xu

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Several new cycloartane glycosides were isolated from rhizomes of Curculigo orchioides. Among them, two new triterpenoidal sapogenins named curculigenin B and C, which are common to three saponins, were formulated as (24S)-3β,11α,16β,24-tetrahydroxycycloartane and 3β,11α,16β-trihydroxycycloartane-24(25)-en, respectively, by 1H, 2C NMR, 2D NMR analysis and chemical evidence. The structures of curculigosaponin K, L and M were elucidated on the basis of chemical methods and spectral data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2455-2458
Number of pages4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1992


  • Curculigo orchioides
  • Hypoxidaceae
  • curculigenin B and C
  • curculigosaponin K, L and M.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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