The essential oil composition of<i> Psorothamnus scoparius </i>(A. Gray) Rydb.

TitleThe essential oil composition of Psorothamnus scoparius (A. Gray) Rydb.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLucero M.E., Estell R.E., Fredrickson E.L.
JournalJournal of Essential Oil Research
Date PublishedMarch 1, 2003
ARIS Log Number130986
Keywordsbroom dalea, composition, essential oil, Psorothamnus scoparius
AbstractPsorothamnus scoparius (broom dalea) was collected from the Jornada Experimental Range in south central New Mexico. Current year's growth was collected from 10 plants, all found within an approximate 50 m radius of the GPS coordinates N 32 deg 41.286' and W 106 deg 46.922' during June 2000. Composite samples were steam distilled, and the essential oil was analyzed using GC with FID and GC/MS. Mass spectra and retention indices were used to identify 65 previously described compounds. Retention indices and EI mass spectra are also provided for 15 unknowns. Gamma-terpinene (22.3%), para-cymene (14.0%), and alpha-pinene (9.0%) were the major constituents of the oil.