Contractions. - Calad. Cld.
Caladium seguinum. Nat. ord., Araceae.
Synonym. - Arum seguinum.
Fig. - Bot. Mag., No. 52, pl. 2606.
Poisonous American Arum.
Habitat. - South America, growing on the wet prairies in the neighbourhood of Paramaribo.
Parts employed. - The fresh herb or the fresh root.
Characters. - Stem round, naked, 4 or 5 feet high, green, abounding with milky juice. Leaves amplexicaul, ovoid, smooth, and pointed. The juice makes an indelible stain on linen, and is exceedingly acrid and poisonous.
Time for collecting. - The roots when the plant is shooting in spring. The herb when flowering.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xi. N. Arch., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.