TitleON INSECT ATTRACTANTS FROM PITCHER PLANTS OF THE GENUS HELIAMPHORA (SARRACENIACEAE)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsJaffe, K, Blum, MS, Fales, HM, Mason, RT, Cabrera, A
JournalJournal of Chemical Ecology
Volume21
Pagination379-384
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0098-0331
Abstract

Examination of Heliamphora heterodoxa and H. tatei from the Guayana Highlands of Venezuela reveals that the enol diacetal monoterpene, sarracenin, is the major volatile compound present in the spoon-shaped structures of leaves of the pitchers. In addition, erucamide, phenol, cinerone, phenylacetaldehyde, and a series of methyl esters also occur in extracts of the spoon-shaped appendages of pitchers at the time during which they attract insects.

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DOI10.1007/bf02036725