Fatty acid composition and chemotaxonomic evaluation of species of Stachys

Goren A. C., Akcicek E., Dirmenci T., Kilic T., MOZIOGLU E., YILMAZ H.

NATURAL PRODUCT RESEARCH, vol.26, no.1, pp.84-90, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2010.544025
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-90
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


The fatty acid composition of the seed oil of 23 Stachys taxa was analysed by GC/MS. The main compounds were found to be linoleic (27.1-64.3%), oleic (20.25-48.1%), palmitic (4.3-9.1%), stearic (trace to 5.2%) and 6-octadecynoic (2.2-34.1%) acids. The latter compound could be used as a chemotaxonomic marker of the genus Stachys. A cluster analysis was performed for comparison and characterisation of the seed oil from Stachys species.