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Gloriosa. Gloriosa superba.

Botanical name:

Gloriosa. Gloriosa superba L.—The roots, stalk, and leaves of this climbing liliaceous plant growing in the forests of tropical Africa and extending as far East as the East Indies, are said to be an acrid narcotic poison, and not infrequently used for suicidal purposes in India. C. J. H. Warden found in them two resins, and a very poisonous bitter principle, superbine. (P. J., xi, 496.)


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



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