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Note | Regular issue | Vol 65, No. 3, 2005, pp.661-666
Published online, 1st February, 2005
DOI: 10.3987/COM-04-10314
A New Flavone from Lycopodium japonicum

Jian Yan, Lirong Sun, Xianming Zhang, and Minghua Qiu*

*State Key Laboratory of Phytochemistry and Plant Resources in West China, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650204, China


A new flavone, lycopodone (1), together with other three known flavonoids tricin (2), tricetin 3’,4’,5’-OMe (3), 5,7,4’-trihydroxy-3’- methoxy flavone (4), were isolated from the fern Lycopodium japonicum. The structure of 1 was established on the basis of spectral measures. Compounds (1) and (2) showed moderate antitumor activity.