[Phenols in seedling cortex of Magnolia officinalis from Enshi]

Zhong Yao Cai. 2008 Feb;31(2):181-3.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To study the phenols in Cortex of Magnolia officinalis of biernial seedings produced in Enshi, Hubei.

Methods: The content of magnolol and honokiol in cortexes were determined by HPLC. The chromatograms of 10 samples seedling cortexes were recorded and compared.

Results: The content of magnolol and honokiol in Cortex of Magnolia officinalis of the seedlings from Enshi was higher than other samples. There were ten characteristic absorption bands in the HPLC chromatograms, which differed from the cortex of adult trees.

Conclusion: The results can be used to identify the quality of the seedlings for the breeding.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Biphenyl Compounds / analysis*
  • China
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Lignans / analysis*
  • Magnolia / chemistry*
  • Magnolia / classification
  • Magnolia / growth & development
  • Plant Bark / chemistry
  • Plant Bark / growth & development
  • Plant Stems / chemistry
  • Plant Stems / growth & development
  • Plants, Medicinal / chemistry*
  • Plants, Medicinal / growth & development
  • Seedlings / chemistry
  • Seedlings / growth & development


  • Biphenyl Compounds
  • Lignans
  • magnolol
  • honokiol