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Pithecolobium. Pithecolobium saman.

Botanical name:

Pithecolobium.—Pithecolobium Saman Benth. (Fam. Leguminosae.) —A shade-tree, growing from Mexico to Brazil, and planted for shade in Japanese coffee plantations, which yields a poisonous alkaloid, pithecolobine-saponin, whose physiological action is analogous to that of sapotoxin.


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



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