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Table 1 The morphological descriptions and assay results of plant materials

From: Determination of the content of rosmarinic acid by HPLC and analytical comparison of volatile constituents by GC-MS in different parts of Perilla frutescens (L.) Britt

Crude drug Code No. Locality Date received Concentration of Rosmarinic acid (mg/kg) (n = 2) Morphological description
      Cutting Color of surface Color of cross-section
Perillae Caulis PCa-01 Beijing 2011.07.15 343.55 straight purplish-brown, green cream-white
PCa-02 Sichuan 2011.08.16 1918.35 straight purple, green cream-white
PCa-03 Guangxi (cultivated) 2011.08.17 3081.25 oblique purplish-brown cream-yellow
PCa-04 Guangxi (cultivated) 2011.08.17 1318.00 oblique dark brown pale yellow
PCa-05 Hunan 2011.08.22 1180.35 straight purplish-brown cream-white
PCa-06 Guangdong 2011.08.23 2183.50 oblique purplish-brown cream-yellow
PCa-07 Jiangsu 2011.09.09 247.95 straight grayish-green cream-white
PCa-08 Hong Kong 2011.09.09 2611.65 oblique purplish-brown, green cream-yellow
PCa-09 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1445.60 oblique dark brown cream-yellow
PCa-10 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1221.65 oblique dark brown pale yellow
PCa-11 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1457.85 oblique purplish-brown pale yellow
  PCa-12 Hebei 2011.11.03 not detected straight grayish-green cream-white
Crude drug Code No. Locality Date received Concentration of Rosmarinic acid (mg/kg) (n = 2) Morphological description
      Shape of leaves Color of surface Odor
Perillae Folium PFo-01 Beijing 2011.07.15 934.95 small, fragmented, rolled-up green none
PFo-02 Sichuan 2011.08.16 2371.25 small, fragmented, rolled-up purplish green none
PFo-03 Guangxi (wild) 2011.08.17 8008.70 small, fragmented, rolled-up green none
PFo-04 Guangxi (cultivated) 2011.08.17 2679.25 small, fragmented, rolled-up purplish green none
PFo-05 Hunan 2011.08.22 4286.60 medium, fragmented, rolled-up brownish green, grayish green and little purple none
PFo-06 Guangdong 2011.08.23 12394.00 large, whole, flat brown, purple and green sweet
PFo-07 Jiangsu 2011.09.09 833.10 small, fragmented, rolled-up green none
PFo-08 Hong Kong 2011.09.09 7415.85 large, whole, flat purple and green sweet
PFo-09 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 6612.95 large, whole, flat purple and green sweet
PFo-10 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 14978.65 large, whole, flat purple and green sweet
PFo-11 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 5700.60 large, whole, flat purple and green sweet
  PFo-12 Hebei 2011.11.03 1558.45 small, fragmented, rolled-up dark green with little brown none
Crude drug Code No. Locality Date received Concentration of Rosmarinic acid (mg/kg) (n = 2) Morphological description
      Color Diameter (mm)  
Perillae Fructus PFr-01 Beijing 2011.07.15 2109.75 dark brown 1.5-2  
PFr-02 Sichuan 2011.08.16 1167.55 brown and grayish white <1.5  
PFr-03 Guangxi (cultivated) 2011.08.17 3308.35 dark brown 1.5-2  
PFr-04 Guangxi (cultivated) 2011.08.17 3471.30 brown 1.5-2  
PFr-05 Guangxi 2011.08.17 1347.45 pale brown 1.5-2  
PFr-06 Hunan 2011.08.22 1033.00 dark brown <1.5  
PFr-07 Guangdong 2011.08.23 2110.95 brown 1.5-2  
PFr-08 Jiangsu 2011.09.09 2007.20 grey and brown <1.5  
PFr-09 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1700.85 dark brown and grey <1.5  
PFr-10 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1832.70 dark brown and grey <1.5  
PFr-11 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 1949.70 brown <1.5  
PFr-12 Hong Kong 2011.10.26 2247.60 brown <1.5  
  PFr-13 Hebei 2011.11.03 2223.95 grey and brown 1.5-2