Planta Med 1980; 40: 8-12
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1074994
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Stem Bark Alkaloids of Rauwolfia macrophylla

M. M. A. Amer, W. E. Court
  • Postgraduate School of Studies in Pharmacy, University of Bradford, England
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Publication Date:
29 April 2008 (online)


The stem bark of Rauwolfia macrophylla yielded 13 indole alkaloids which were isolated and characterised. The alkaloids comprised E-seco indole, sarpagan, Na-demethyldihydroindole, heteroyohimbine, yohimbine and 18-hydroxyyohimbine types together with an indolohomotropane type compound macrophylline.