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Flindersia. Leopard Tree. Flindersia maculosa.

Botanical name:

Flindersia. Flindersia maculosa (Lindl.) F. Muell. Leopard Tree.—This is a tree of New South Wales, belonging to the Meliaceae. During the summer it yields large masses of a clear amber-colored gum, which has a pleasant taste and ia eaten by the aborigines; it is used as a remedy for diarrhea. Leopard tree gum occurs in pieces as large as pigeons' eggs; dissolves rapidly in cold water, and has been found by J. H. Maiden to contain eighty per cent. of arabin but no metarabin. (P. J., vol. xxi, 1890.)


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



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