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Keywords:

  • Boraginaceae;
  • Cordia;
  • seed oil;
  • fatty acids;
  • ricinoleic;
  • malvalic;
  • sterculic

Abstract

The seed oil of Cordia rothii Roem and Schult, syn Cordia angustifolia Roxb. belonging to the family Boraginaceae contains ricinoleic (10.8 %), malvalic (2.5%), sterculic (1.5%), myristic (2.4%), palmitic (32.8%), stearic (2.2%), oleic (7.8%) and linoleic (40.0%) acids.