Eriobotrya. Eriobotrya japonica Lindl. Loquat. Japanese Medlar. Bibader. Neflier du Japon. Nestole di Giappone. (Fam. Rosaceae.)—A small tree, indigenous to Japan and extensively cultivated. The fruit closely resembles the apricot and has a sweetish acid pulp. The seeds of this tree are said to contain amygdalin and emulsin, and to yield hydrocyanic acid in poisonous quantities. (P. J., Aug., 1885.) Herissey, in 1907, stated that Lehmann was incorrect in his conclusions that the glucoside was identical with laurocerasin, and states that the glucoside is amygdalin. (A. Pharm., ccxiv, 1907.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.