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TitlePigments in the blue pollen and bee pollen of Fuchsia excorticata
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWebby, R., and Bloor S.J.
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Pagination503 - 505
Date Published2000
ISSN09395075 (ISSN)
Keywordsanthocyanin derivative, blue pollen, delphindin derivative, Fuchsia excorticata, kaempferol 3 neohesperidoside, kaempferol 3 sophoroside, malvidin derivative, new zealand, petunidin derivative, pollen, pollen pigment, quercetin 3 sophoroside
AbstractA comparison of the pigments in Fuchsia extorticata pollen with the pigments extracted from the unusually coloured blue-black 'fuchsia' bee pollen confirms the New Zealand tree fuchsia as the source of the bee pollen. The pigments were identified as the p-trans-coumaroylated derivatives of delphindin-, petunidin and malvidin-3-O-glucosides and delphinidin-3-O-(p-cis-coumaroyl-glucoside). The anthocyanins are accompanied by several flavonol glycosides; kaempferol-3-sophoroside, quercetin-3-sophoroside and kaempferol 3-neohesperidoside.

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