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Prioria. Prioria copaifera.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Balsam of Cativo

Prioria. Prioria Copaifera Griseb. (Fam. Leguminosae.)—The oil tree is a native of the West Indies. The seeds are edible and in Panama are sold under the names of Cativa or Amanza muger. The tree yields an exudate which is known as the gum of the oil tree. This is a thick, adhesive liquid, resembling copaiba, usually turbid on account of a greenish substance, which, however, finally subsides, leaving a clear, brownish-yellow liquid. For chemical study, see A. J. P., Jan., 1898.


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



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