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Barringtonia. Barringtonia speciosa.—The large Indo-Malayan tree, Barringtonia speciosa Forst. (Fam. Myrtaceae) contains, according to Maresuw, 3.3 per cent. of barringtonin, a colorless, amorphous glucoside, having the formula C18H28O10, and belonging to the saponin group. It is said to be an active cardiac poison. (S. W. P., xli, 1903, pp. 423, 43,5.)


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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