Glycoside from Trifolium repens (white clover) and other plants Lotaustralin is a cyanogenic glucoside found in small amounts in name giving Fabaceae Lotus australis, cassava (Manihot esculenta), lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus), roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) and white clover (Trifolium repens), among other plants. Lotaustralin is structurally related to linamarin, another glucoside found in these plants, and differs from it only by the presence of an extra methyl group. Both lotaustralin and linamarin may be hydrolysed by the enzyme linamarase to form glucose and a precursor to the toxic compound hydrogen cyanide.


Epilotaustralin is found in cereals and cereal products. Epilotaustralin is isolated from Triticum monococcum (wheat).

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