Acacia atramentaria Benth.

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Frutos.

ACCION FARMACOLOGICA= Pharmacological action: Astringente.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: The cyanogenic glucosides of four Latin American species of Acacia (Fabceae: Mimosoideae) have been isolated and characterized. Acacia atramentaria (Argentina) contains proacacipetalin, A.aroma (Argentina) linamarin and lotaustralin, A. tortuosa (Venezuela) proacacipetalin and a second presently uncharacterized glycoside, and A. globulifera (Guatemala) epiproacacipetalin which has not previously been reported as naturally occurring. © 1983.

ZONA GEOGRAFICA= Geografical zone: Argentina. 

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DIVERSIDAD GENÉTICA Y MEJORAMIENTO DE PLANTAS MEDICINALES= Medicinal plants and improvement of medicinal herbs:

Mitotic chromosome counts and observations are given for the 6 species of Acacia growing in San Luis province: A. caven (Mol.) Mol., A. atramentaria Benth., A. visco Lor. ex Griseb., A. aroma Gillies ex Hook, Acacia furcatispina Burk. and A. farnesiana Willd. The number 2n=26 was always found. A. atramentaria is cytologically studied for the first time. In A. caven and A. furcatispina, polyploid cells (2n=52) were also detected, being this the first report of polysomaty in these species.

Nota bibliográfica

1) TOURSARKISSIAN, Martín. Plantas medicinales de Argentina : sus nombres botánicos, vulgares, usos y distribución geográfica. Buenos Aires : Hemisferio Sur,1980, p.66.

2) SEIGLER, D.S., et al. Cyanogenic Glycosides from Four Latin American Species of Acacia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 1983, vol.11, nº1, p.15-16.
 
3) ZENIN, L.A ; CANGIANO, M.A. ; LOSINNO, H.N. Chromosome numbers of Acacia (Fabaceae) from San Luis province, Argentina [Números cromósomicos en Acacia (Fabaceae) de la provincia de San Luis, Argentina] . Darwiniana. 1997, vol.35, p.45-48.

Acacia atramentaria Benth.
Término aceptado: 08-Nov-2007