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Lycoris. Lycoris radiata.

Botanical name:

Lycoris. Lycoris radiata Herb. (Fam. Amaryllidaceae.)—According to Morishima (A. E. P. P., 40), this plant contains two alkaloids, lycorine, C32H32N2O9, which occurs in large colorless polyhedric crystals, and is physiologically very active, resembling emetine in its action, and sekisanine, C34H34N2O9, which occurs in colorless, anhydrous columns and is quite inactive physiologically.


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



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