Essential oils of the flowers Urginea maritima (L.) Baker (Liliaceae ) grown in Jordan
Suleiman Olimat

The present work concerns the study of the essential oil of the flowers (EOs) of Urginea maritima L. from Jordan. A quantitative analysis using a GC-MS analysis of the flowers revealed the presence of monoterpenes and oxygenated sesquiterpenes (30.4%); followed by monoterpenoids hydrocarbons (18.9 %); aliphatic derivatives (15.8 %); fatty acid derivatives (11.0%); sesquiterpene hydrocarbons (7.8%); furano derivatives (7.3%); ionones (4.1%) and cinnamylaldehyde derivatives (3.3%). The principal oil component was 23.3% cedrenol, 9.7% (2E,4E) –decadienal, 8.4% α –pinene,7.8% δ-3-carene, 7.3% 2-pentyl-furan and 5.8% hexadecanoic acid methyl ester.

Keywords: Urginea maritima, Liliaceae, flowers, essential oils, Jordan.