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Lotus. Lotus arabicus.

Botanical name:

Lotus. Lotus arabicus L.—According to W. R. Dunstan and T. A. Henry, the leaves of this leguminous plant contain a yellow crystalline glucoside, lotusin, C22H19NO10, and an enzyme, lotase, by which lotusin is converted into prussic acid and a yellow substance, lotoflavin. (Proc. Roy. Soc., Ixvii, 224.)


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



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