Persea thunbergii

Family Lauraceae
Scientific name Persea thunbergii (Siebold & Zuccarini) Kostermans
Synonyms Litsea coreana H. Léveillé; Machilus arisanensis (Hayata) Hayata; Machilus arisanensis (Hayata) Hayata var. nanshoensis (Kanehira) Yamamoto; Machilus kwashotensis Hayata; Machilus macrophylla Hemsley var. arisanensis Hayata; Machilus nanshoensis Kanehira; Machilus thunbergii Siebold & Zuccarini; Machilus thunbergii Siebold & Zuccarini var. obovata Nakai; Machilus thunbergii Siebold & Zuccarini var. trochodendroides Masamune; Persea arisanensis (Hayata) Kostermans
Common name (Japanese common name) tabu-no-ki [canoe tree]
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines
Chromosomal number unknown
Description Plants ca. 30m tall. Leaves 8-15cm long. Flowers yellow green, flowering in May to June. Fruits 1cm. Evergreen. Arbor trees.
Reference Persea thunbergii (Siebold & Zucc.) Kosterm.
Method for manufacturing a tonic composition for man and other animals (US Patent 4059695/1977)
Insecticidal and acaricidal hydantoin N-methylol esters (US Patent 4176189/1979)
Pressure sensitive recording sheet (US Patent 4728631/1988)
Novel cyclopropane carboxylates (US Patent 4849449/1989)
Process for the preparation of certain cyclopropane carboxylates (US Patent 5245073/1993)
Antiviral agent containing crude drug (US Patent 5411733/1995)
Fuming, hot-vaporizing insecticide for killing flies, and method for killing flies with the same (US Patent 5468497/1995)
Ester compound, active agent for controlling noxious insect pests containing the same as active ingredient, intermediate for production of the ester compound and process for producing the intermediate (US Patent 5672779/1997)
Insecticidal/acaricidal composition (US Patent 5629334/1997)
Intermediate alcohol compound (US Patent 5817880/1998)
Ester compound pesticide containing thereof (US Patent 6048892/2000)
Anthropod-controlling composition (US Patent 6627654/2003)
DDQ mediated one step dimerization of β-asarone or β-asarone rich Acorus calamus oil in the formation of novel neolignan (US Patent 6969778/2005)
Ester compound and its use (US Patent 6908945/2005)
Hair dye and hair-dyeing methods using the same (US Patent 6849096/2005)
Cyclopropanecarboxylic acid esters and pest controllers containing the same (US Patent 7217682/2007)
1,3-benzodioxol compound and use of same (US Patent 7354911/2008)
Skin whitening cosmetic composition comprising the extract od Machilus thunbergii and the compounds isotated therefrom (WIPO Patent WO/2004/096171)
Ester compaund and its use in pest control (WIPO Patent WO/2007/132702)
Genes encoding chavicol/eugenol synthase from the creosote bush Larrea tridentata (WIPO Patent WO/2008/005631)

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