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Cali Nuts.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Mucuna

Cali Nuts.—These nuts, which come from the west coast of Africa, are the seeds of a papilionaceous plant, either a species of Mucuna or Dioclea, and have a more circular shape than Calabar beans, but otherwise agree with the latter in essential external characters. They contain an alkaloid which is said to be chemically and physiologically closely allied to physostigmine. (Merck, Chem. Cb., 1887.)


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



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