Phytochemical investigation of the needles of <i>Aabies nebrodensis</i> (Lojac.) Mattei

<p><i>Abies nebrodensis</i> (Lojac.) Mattei (Pinaceae) is a species living in a very small population only in a confined area of Sicily. In this study, the dichloromethane extract of the leaves was analyzed. Apart from three already known metabolites namely dehydroabietic acid; maltol; and rheosmin, previously detected in other species of <i>Abies</i>, a lanostane derivative was isolated. Its chemical structure was elucidated by means of extensive spectroscopic methods.</p>