Ramya, Aruna KB and Krishnappa M*
Department of PG Studies and Research in Applied Botany, Kuvempu University, Jnana Sahyadri, Shankaraghatta- 577451, Shivamogga, Karnataka.
A B S T R A C T
Hyophila involuta is a lawn-forming moss belongs to family Pottiaceae of Bryophyta. Specimen was collected from Kuvempu University Campus, Shivamogga, Karnataka during 2011-2012. Soxhlet extraction method was used to obtain crude extracts by using the successive solvents like petroleum ether, chloroform, acetone, ethanol and water. The highest yield was obtained in the chloroform extract followed by water, petroleum ether, acetone and ethanol. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of extracts revealed presence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, phenols, glycosides and flavonoids. It may helpful to further studies and investigations in the field of phytochemistry, pharmacological and drug industry.
Keywords: Hyophila involuta, moss, secondary metabolites, phytochemistry, crude extract