Plant Diversity ›› 2008, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (02): 246-248.

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HPLC Analysis of Theanine and Gallic Acid in
the Species of Camellia sect. Thea

SHE Gai-Mei1 , 2 , 3 , ZHANG Xiang-Lan1 , CHEN Ke-Ke1 , XU Mei4 ,
ZHANG Ying-Jun1, YANG Chong-Ren1   

  • Received:2007-08-03 Online:2008-04-25 Published:2008-04-25


Bymeans of HPLC technique, the theanine and gallic acid in the leaves of six species and three varieties of Camellia sect. Thea were analyzed. The results showed that both of them were generally occured in these plants and the contents in C. taliensis and C. kwangsiensis are mostly close to those of C. sinensis var. assamica. Since the leaves of C. taliensis have also been historically used for preparing tea by folk peoples of Yunnan province, it could be suggest that C. taliensis might one of the original plants of tea


Key words: Camellia sect. Thea

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