Parkia. Parkia biglandulosa W. and A. (P. africana R. Br... African Locust. Nitta or Nutta Tree, Doura. Houlle. Neretou.—This is an African leguminous tree, from the dried seeds of which a farinaceous food is prepared by the natives. According to De Rochebrune (Toxicolog. Africaine, 1898), it contains a peculiar crystalline alkaloid, parkine, which resembles in its physiological activity physostigmine.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.