Glycosides of a cycloartane sapogenin from Curculigo orchioides

Jun Ping Xu, Ren Sheng Xu, Xiao Yu Li

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Several new cycloartane glycosides were isolated from rhizomes of Curculigo orchioides (Xian Mao). One new triterpenoidal sapogenin named curculigenin A, which was common to all the saponins, was identified as 3β,11α,16β-trihydroxycycloartane-24-one by mass spectrometry, 2D-NMR analysis and chemical evidence. On the basis of the chemical evidence and spectral data, the structures of curculigosaponin A-F were elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Curculigo orchioides
  • Hypoxidaceae
  • curculigenin A
  • curculigosaponin A-F.
  • cycloartane- type triterpene
  • rhizomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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