Order XXIV. Liquidambaraceae, Richard.—Liquidambars.

Botanical name: 

Balsamifluae, Blume, Endl..—Altingiaceae et olim Balsamaceae, Lindley.

Characters.—Tall trees, with amentaceous unisexual flowers; a 2 celled, 2-1obed, many-seeded capsule; and winged seeds, with the embryo inverted in fleshy albumen.

Properties.—Balsamic, fragrant.

The Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Vol. II, 3th American ed., was written by Jonathan Pereira in 1854.