Journal of Essential Oil Research, 1998. Paper abstract bibtex
To further understand plant-herbivore interactions, we are investigating the essential oil compositionof a number of unpalatable shrubs. The sessentail oil profile of Chrysothamnus Pulchellus (southwestern rabbitbrush) was examined. Samples were collected fromthe Jornada Experimetnal Range in southcentral New Mexico and GC/MS and retentionincies were used to identify 48 oil components. Sesquicineole (22.7%) â-phellandrene (14.9%, (Z) â-ocimene (9.4%), â-pinene (8/8%), (E) â-ocimene (6.4%), â-caryophyllene (3.3%), and ä-cadinene (2.8%) were the major components of the steam distilled oil. the dominant compound, sesquicineole, is an unusual bicyclic bisabolene which has been used in the perfume and flavor industries.