Lanneanol: A new cytotoxic dihydroalkylcyclohexenol and phenolic compounds from Lannea nigritana (Sc. Ell.) Keay
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The genus Lannea belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and consists of 40 species. Lannea nigritana (Sc. Elliot) Keay is a small tree of 3e6 m of height found in the tropical rain forest (Berhaut, 1971; Letouzey, 1972). It is used in the traditional medicine for the treatment of various infectious diseases (Berhaut, 1971; Burkill, 1985). The stem bark of this plant was collected in Makenene, Centre Province of Cameroon in December 2003. The identification was done by Mr. Nana from the National Herbarium of Yaounde where a voucher specimen (N 40408/HNC) documenting the collection is deposited.