Alkaloids from the stem bark of an Australian population of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium

Nat Prod Res. 2006 Aug;20(10):940-5. doi: 10.1080/14786410500462710.


The aerial parts of Zanthoxylum ovalifolium (Rutaceae) have yielded the two novel benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloids terihanine (8-demethylnitidine) and isoterihanine (9-demethylnitidine) together with nitidine, the unusual furoquinoline 5-methoxydictamnine, canthin-6-one and several common furocoumarins. The finding of benzo[c]phenanthridine and furoquinoline alkaloids in Australian material of this species confirms its chemical homogeneity throughout its range from India to Australia.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Alkaloids / chemistry
  • Alkaloids / isolation & purification*
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Biomolecular
  • Plant Bark / chemistry
  • Queensland
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet
  • Zanthoxylum / chemistry*


  • Alkaloids