Essential oil composition of Chamelaucium uncinatum

Louise M. Egerton-Warburton, Emilio L. Ghisalberti*

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The composition of the essential oils of different genotypes of Chamelaucium uncinatum has been examined. The major compounds were identified as α-pinene, citronellal, limonene, linalool and α-terpinyl acetate. Three chemotypes of C. uncinatum were identified based on the relative proportions of α-pinene, citronellal and limonene present. Oils with α-pinene as the principal constituent were the most common.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-839
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


  • Chamelaucium uncinatum
  • Geraldton wax
  • Myrtaceae
  • chemotypes
  • essential oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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