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Phytochemical and Bromatologic characterization of Dichapetalum spruceanumvell.affinis silvester plant of the Colombian Orinoquia and use potentiality

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Author(s): Caroll E. Cortés-Castillo | Luz M.Quiñones-Méndez | Catalina Hernández C

Journal: Orinoquia
ISSN 0121-3709

Volume: 14;
Issue: S1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Floristic resource | Orinoquia | phytochemical | bromatology | secondary metabolites

ABSTRACT
Dichapetalum cf. spruceanum (DICHAPETALACEAE), is a spontaneous specie of Casanare department at colombian Orinoquia, which has been few studied and it has been considered weeds in the crops developed in this area; in the frame of project Characterization phytochemical and bromatologic of Dichapetalum cf. spruceanum wild plant underexploited at colombian Orinoquia, sponsor for Instituto de Investigaciones de la Orinoquia Colombiana (IIOC), was developed a study about phytochemical and bromatologic composition of root to determine its use potentiality, having on count its wide distribution andbig mass size (12kg average).Was found that this specimen is associated to humid soils placed in middle and lower terraces and floodplains mainly; within the characteristic secondary metabolites were found alkaloids, cardiotonics compounds and cumarines, as well as, a high content of total digestible nutrients (87.65 %), added to the other results of bromatologic analysis allowed to think in the potentiality that this plant has as biofuel and animal feeding resource.
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