E. Ipecacuan'hae, Ipecac Spurge, Wild Ipecac. -- The root, U.S.P. 1820-1870; United States. Plant resembles preceding, being a green or purple perennial, 12.5-25 Cm. (5-10') high, stem forked from the base; leaves obovate, glabrous; flowers inconspicuous; fruit angled pod, smooth; seed white, dotted; root several-headed, .6 M. (2 degrees) long, knotty, with stem-scars, 10 Mm. (2/5') thick, branched, brown, wrinkled, bark thick, white inside, sweet, bitter, acrid; constitutents, properties, and uses similar to preceding.