Nectan'dra Rodiae'i, Bebeeru Bark. -- The dried bark, U.S.P. 1860-1870; S. America, Guiana. Large tree, 18-24 M. (60-80 degrees) high, bark ash-gray, smooth, leaves 12.5-15 Cm. (5-6') long, 5-7.5 Cm. (2-3') broad, coriaceous, shining; flowers yellowish-white, jasmine odor, wood strong (valuable in shipbuilding); fruit, subpyriform, 5-7.5 Cm. (2-3') long, bitter. Bark flat pieces 6 Mm. (1/4') thick, .3-.6 M. (1-2 degrees) long, 10-15 Cm.(4-6') broad, many longitudinal depressions, inside cinnamon-brown, coarsely striate, fracture granular, with stone cells, astringent, bitter; contains bebeerine (identical with buxine, paracine, and pelosine), siripine; wood has nectandrine. Tonic, antiperiodic, febrifuge; intermittents, menorrhagia, leucorrhea, headache, neuralgia, dyspepsia, consumption, in infusion, decoction. Dose, 3ss-1 (2-4 Gm.); bebeerine, gr. 1-10 (.06-.6 Gm.).