Flindersia. Leopard Tree. Flindersia maculosa.
Flindersia. Flindersia maculosa (Lindl.) F. Muell. Leopard Tree.—This is a tree of New South Wales, belonging to the Meliaceae. During the summer it yields large masses of a clear amber-colored gum, which has a pleasant taste and ia eaten by the aborigines; it is used as a remedy for diarrhea. Leopard tree gum occurs in pieces as large as pigeons' eggs; dissolves rapidly in cold water, and has been found by J. H. Maiden to contain eighty per cent. of arabin but no metarabin. (P. J., vol. xxi, 1890.)