Antimicrobial evaluation of the constituents isolated from Macropidia fuliginosa (Hook.) Druce.
Six compounds previously isolated and reported from Macropidia fuliginosa were evaluated for antimicrobial activity against 11 different microbial strains, with all compounds displaying broad spectrum activity. In addition, the compounds were also assessed for their antiproliferative activity and cytotoxicity. Further investigation of M. fuliginosa has led to the discovery of a previously described acenaphthylenediol from the bulbs of the plant.