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23. Aristolochiaceae.—Birthwort family.

Botanical name:

Climbing shrubs, or low herbs, with perfect flowers, the lurid calyx coherent, with the ovary, which forms a 6-celled capsule or berry in fruit. Leaves petiolate. Principal constituents are volatile oil and resinous principles.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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