Pithecolobium.—Pithecolobium Saman Benth. (Fam. Leguminosae.) —A shade-tree, growing from Mexico to Brazil, and planted for shade in Japanese coffee plantations, which yields a poisonous alkaloid, pithecolobine-saponin, whose physiological action is analogous to that of sapotoxin.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.