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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2000 May;64(5):1093-5.

Malvidin 3-rutinoside as the pigment responsible for bract color in Curcuma alismatifolia.

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  • 1Department of Floriculture, National Research Institute of Vegetables, Ornamental Plants and Tea, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ano, Mie, Japan.


Malvidin 3-rutinoside was the only anthocyanin identified from pink bracts of Curcuma alismatifolia cultivars. The concentration of malvidin 3-rutinoside in three cultivars increased as the intensity of the pink color in the bracts increased.

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